Lamps Recalled by Environmental Lighting Concepts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2001
Release # 01-071c
Company Phone Number: (800) 842-8848
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051

Lamps Recalled by Environmental Lighting Concepts

PRODUCT: Lamps - Environmental Lighting Concepts, of Tampa, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 1,560 floor lamps. The floor lamps are sand colored, stand about 4 feet tall and have flexible gooseneck arms to adjust the position of the fluorescent lights. They are used for reading or by crafters for sewing or needlework. Labels indicating "OTT-LITE TRUECOLOR FLOOR LAMP" on the stand and "OTT-LITE" on either side of the shade identify the recalled floor lamps. Check the label on the OTT-LITE ELECTRONIC BALLAST plug. The plug on the recalled lamps have white lettering on a black label and bear the model number DMBLH-18W or DMBLP- 18W. Craft, hobby and fabric stores, including Hancock Fabrics, sold the lamps nationwide from November 2000 through December 2000 for about $170.

PROBLEM: An electronic component inside the plug can overheat, presenting a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Environmental Lighting Concepts has received three reports of the plugs overheating, including one plug that produced smoke. No injuries or property damage has been reported.

WHAT TO DO: Stop using the recalled floor lamps immediately, unplug them and contact Environmental Lighting Concepts for free replacements. Consumers should call the company toll-free at (800) 842-8848 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Picture of floor lamp & plug