Cooper Lighting Recalls Light Fixtures Due to Overheating Concerns
Is your overhead light fixture overheating? Melting? If you bought it from Cooper, you may not be alone.
Cooper Lighting of Peachtree City, GA is issuing a recall for Eaton Metalux and Lowe's Portfolio and Utilitech fluorescent lighting fixtures after discovering that the socket can overheat, arc, and melt, posing a fire hazard.
The company received seven reports of sockets overheating, melting, or arcing, though no injuries have been reported.
Cooper claims that 1.62 million fixtures in the United States are subject to the recall. These items could be purchased at Ace Hardware, Lowe's, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, True Value and other retail stores nationwide from July 11, 2011 to April of this year. The products sold for between $13 and $67.
Catalogue and model numbers included in the recall can be found on the CPSC website.
Consumers should immediately stop using the fixture, and contact Cooper for a free replacement. Cooper can be reached at (866) 461-7819.