CPSC, Cordelia Lighting Announce Recall of Hampton Bay® Light Fixtures Sold at Expo Design Centers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2004
Release # 05-038
Firm's Hotline: (800) 553-3199
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Cordelia Lighting Announce Recall of Hampton Bay® Light Fixtures Sold at Expo Design Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Hampton Bay® halogen light fixture

Units: About 1,400

Importer: Expo Design Center, a division of The Home Depot, of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufacturer: Cordelia Lighting, of Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Hazard: The decorative metal rings on the ends of the lamp fixtures can detach. Consumers could suffer minor burns if they touch the hot rings.

Incidents/Injuries: Five reports of incidents involving in-store displays have been reported by store associates. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves the Hampton Bay® three-head, flush-mount, halogen light fixture with silver metal rings on the lamp fixtures. It is 15.75-inches wide by 6 inches high. The lights have frosted glass shades. The position of the three lamps on the fixture can be adjusted by turning and bending the lamp heads. A clear label on the fixture reads "MADE IN CHINA," and "E91785."

Sold at: Expo Design Center stores from February 2004 to August 2004 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Customers should stop using the light fixtures and return them to the nearest Expo Design Center store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Home Depot toll-free at (800) 553-3199 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Media contact: Jean Osta, Public Relations, The Home Depot, at (770) 384-3407.

Picture of Recalled halogen light fixture