Cooper Lighting Recalls Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

Jul 15, 2015, 10:37 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Cooper-Lighting-Recalls-Fluorescent-Lighting-Fixtures

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Cooper Lighting, Portfolio and Utilitech fluorescent lighting fixtures

Hazard: The socket can overheat, arc and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the light fixture and contact Cooper Lighting for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Cooper Lighting toll-free at (866) 461-7819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cooperlighting.com and click on "Safety Notices" under the Resources tab for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 1.62 million (in addition, 27,000 units were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves indoor 2-light fluorescent light fixtures that range in size from 18 inches to 4 feet long. The fixtures were sold in white and can be mounted from heights between 8 and 12 feet. A date code between 182 11 (July 1, 2011) and 090 15 (March 31, 2015) is affixed to the fixture near the ballast in a DDD YY format. Catalogue and model numbers are located on the second line of a label affixed to the inside of the fixture. Catalogue and model numbers included in the recall: DLE217RLP, DLE217RLPB, DLE 232RLP, DLE232RLPB, SL232R, SL232R/1, SL232RPC, SL232RTP, SLNR232R, SLNR232R/1, SLNR232RCHR, SLW232R, SLW232R/1, SNF115R, SNF117R, SNF125R, SNF217R, SSF217R, WP217R, WP217RNKLLU, WP232R, WP232RLU, WP232RNKL, WP232RNKLLU and WP232RNKLRL.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm received seven reports of sockets overheating, melting or arcing. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Ace Hardware, Lowe's, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, True Value and other retail stores nationwide from July 2011 through April 2015 for between $13 and $67.

Importer/Distributor: Cooper Lighting LLC, of Peachtree City, Ga.  

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/54086r-eng.php

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