WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Fluorescent Shop Lights
Hazard: The lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the shop lights and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Cordelia Lighting at (800) 345-0542, extension 3001 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Cordelia-Lighting-Recalls-Two-Lamp-Fluorescent-Shop-Lights.
Units: About 222,000
Description: This recall involves Commercial Electric brand basic hanging shop lights that use two, 48-inch, two-pin, T8, fluorescent lamps. The recalled shop light is a metal light fixture with four plastic lamp sockets and a white finish. It is 48 inches long, 4.25 inches wide and 2.5 inches high and has two 10.5-inch long chains for hanging. The lamp sockets must be snapped into place during installation. Model number CESL401-06 and SKU number 201-462 are printed on a white label on the top of the fixture.
Incidents/Injuries: Cordelia Lighting has received 888 reports of incidents, including 382 of units smoking, 328 of units catching on fire, 173 of units sparking and five of units with electrical arcing. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: The Home Depot from August 2013 through March 2014, for about $13.
Manufacturer: Cordelia Lighting Inc., Rancho Dominguez, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
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