Cooper Lighting Recalls Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

The socket can overheat, arc and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Recall date: July 15, 2015
Recall number: 15-182
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Cooper Lighting, Portfolio and Utilitech fluorescent lighting fixtures

Hazard:

The socket can overheat, arc and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Cooper Lighting toll-free at (866) 461-7819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.cooperlighting.com and click on “Safety Notices” under the Resources tab for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

In conjunction with Health Canada
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 1, 2011) and 090 15 (March 31, 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.

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 and $67.

Importer(s)

Cooper Lighting LLC, of Peachtree City, Ga.

Manufactured in

China

  • Utility wrap light fixtures

  • Utility wrap light fixtures

  • Shoplight fixture

  • Striplight fixtures

  • Shoplight with side reflector

  • Shoplight with side reflector

  • Striplight fixtures

  • Decorative end wrap light fixtures

  • Decorative end wrap light fixtures

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