222,000 fluorescent lights recalled - WRBL

222,000 fluorescent lights recalled

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Cordelia Lighting is recalling about 222,000 Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights Due to a Fire Hazard.

The company says the lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire. 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.

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.

The product was sold exclusively at Home Depot from August 2013 through March 2014, for about $13.

Consumers are warned to stop using this product and contact Cordelia Lighting at (800) 345-0542, extension 3001 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Teresa Whitaker

In addition to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights, Teresa serves as the Healthwatch reporter for WRBL. More>>

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