May 22, 2014 — Cordelia Lighting has recalled two-lamp fluorescent shop lights after receiving 888 reports of incidents, including 328 fires. The problem is that the lamp socket can allow loose connections, posing a risk of electrical arc and fire.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall notification and listed the following incidents:
- 383 reports of smoking
- 328 reports of units catching on fire
- 173 reports of sparking
- 5 reports of electrical arcing
The fluorescent shop lights were sold at Home Depot from August 2013 through March 2014 for about $13. The recall affects about 222,000 units. Consumers should immediately stop using the lights, unplug them, and return them to any Home Depot for a full refund.
Description of Recalled Products
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.
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