Home Depot Flourescent Shop Light Recall Due to Fire Hazard
About 220,000 fluorescent shop lights sold exclusively at Home Depot stores have been recalled, following nearly 900 reports of problems where the electrical connections came loose, and more than 300 reports of the lights bursting into flames.
The Home Depot fluorescent light recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 22, after the manufacturer, Cordelia Lighting, received reports of the electrical connections coming loose.
The incidents included 382 reports of units smoking, 173 reports of units sparking, and 328 reports of units catching on fire. To date, no injuries have been reported and the amount of property damage is still unknown.
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The Home Depot Fluorescent shop light recall includes Commercial Electric brand basic hanging shop lights that use two 48 inch, two pin, T8, fluorescent lamps. The lamps are metal and have a white finish with four plastic lamp sockets and measure 48 inches long by 4.25 inches wide by 3.5 inches high and has two 10.5 inch long chains for hanging. The recalled lamps have model number CESL401-06 and SKU number 201-462 printed on a label on the white finish of the fixtures.
The lamps were manufactured in China under Cordelia Lighting Inc., of Rancho Dominguez, California. They were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide from August 2013 through March 2014 for about $13.
The CPSC recommends that customers with recalled lamps immediately unplug them and return the fixtures to any Home Depot for a full refund. Customers may also contact Cordelia Lighting at 800-345-0542 ext. 3001 for further questions.
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