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Cooper Lighting Metalux Fluorescent Shop Lights

Description: Cooper Lighting Recalls Fluorescent Shop Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 21, 2007 Release #08-089 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 440-1676 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Cooper Lighting Recalls Fluorescent Shop Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Metalux Fluorescent Shop Lights Units: About 274,000 Distributor: Cooper Lighting Inc., a division of Cooper Industries, of Houston, Texas Hazard: When the two prongs on the plug’s electrical cord are touched simultaneously while lamps are installed, the light can pose an electric shock hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Cooper Lighting has received six reports of consumers experiencing an electric shock. No serious injuries have occurred. Description and Model: This recall involves the Metalux fluorescent shop lights Model 9240. Only date codes between December 1, 2006 (“344 06”) and September 14, 2007 (“257 07”) are included in this recall. The date code format includes the day and the year. For example, “344 06” refers to the 344th day of year 2006, or December 1, 2006. The model number and date code can be found on the packaging and on labels adhered to the fixture housing. Sold at: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from January 2007 to October 2007 for between $8 and $10. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should stop using the light fixture immediately and uninstall it according to instructions posted at www.cooperlighting.com. The fixture should be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund or credit. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cooper Lighting at (800) 440-1676 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cooperlighting.com [Source]

Cooper Lighting Metalux Fluorescent Shop Lights Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date11/21/2007
Recall ID4098
Recall Number08089
Product TypeLights & Accessories
HazardElectrocution/Electric Shock
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