May 22, 2014 — The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has published a recall notification for fluorescent lights because they can smoke, arc electricity, and catch on fire.
The problem is that the lamp socket may allow loose connections, which pose a risk of electrical arcing and fire. Cordelia has received a total of 888 incident reports, including:
- 383 reports of smoking
- 328 reports of units catching on fire
- 173 reports of sparking
- 5 reports of electrical arcing
The hanging two-lamp fluorescent shop lights were sold under the Commercial Electric brand and manufactured by Cordelia Lighting. Approximately 222,000 products were sold at Home Depot for about $13 between August 2013 and March 2014. Customers should return the lights to Home Depot for a full refund.
What Products Were Recalled?
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.
Do I have a Fluorescent Light Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Cordelia fluorescent light induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or had property damage, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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