Shop Lights Sold at Home Depot Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
Cordelia Lighting is recalling roughly 222,000 fluorescent shop lights sold exclusively at Home Depot. The lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire.
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 recalled fixture.
Cordelia Lighting has received 888 reports of incidents, including 382 of units smoking, 328 of units catching on fire, 173 of units sparking and five of units with electrical arcing.
The recalled fluorescent shop lights were sold at Home Depot stores from August 2013 through March 2014. Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the shop lights and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.
To find out more about this recall, contact Cordelia Lighting toll-free at 800-345-0542, extension 3001.