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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fluorescent lights recalled due to fire hazard

Cordelia Lighting recalls two-lamp fluorescent shop lights due to fire hazard. They were sold exclusively at Home Depot.


Recall Summary
 
Name of product:
Fluorescent Shop Lights
Hazard:
The lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire.
 
Recall Details 

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.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the shop lights and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.
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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