Washington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Cooper Lighting is recalling fluorescent lighting fixtures because the socket can overheat causing a fire hazard.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Cooper Lighting, Portfolio and Utilitech fluorescent lighting fixtures
Hazard: The socket can overheat, arc and melt, posing a fire hazard.
Units: About 1.62 million (in addition, 27,000 units were sold in Canada)
Description: This recall involves indoor 2-light fluorescent light fixtures that range in size from 18 inches to 4 feet long. The fixtures were sold in white and can be mounted from heights between 8 and 12 feet.
A date code between 182 11 (July 1st, 2011) and 090 15 (March 31st, 2015) is affixed to the fixture near the ballast in a DDD YY format. Catalogue and model numbers are located on the second line of a label affixed to the inside of the fixture.
Catalogue and model numbers included in the recall: DLE217RLP, DLE217RLPB, DLE 232RLP, DLE232RLPB, SL232R, SL232R/1, SL232RPC, SL232RTP, SLNR232R, SLNR232R/1, SLNR232RCHR, SLW232R, SLW232R/1, SNF115R, SNF117R, SNF125R, SNF217R, SSF217R, WP217R, WP217RNKLLU, WP232R, WP232RLU, WP232RNKL, WP232RNKLLU and WP232RNKLRL.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm received seven reports of sockets overheating, melting or arcing. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the light fixture and contact Cooper Lighting for a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Cooper Lighting toll-free at 866.461.7819 from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cooperlighting.com and click on “Safety Notices” under the Resources tab for more information.
Sold at: Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, True Value and other retail stores nationwide from July 2011 through April 2015 for between $13.00 and $67.00.
Importer(s): Cooper Lighting LLC, of Peachtree City, GA.
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.SaferProducts.gov
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