|January 19, 2011
LED Lamps Recalled by Eco-Story Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: LED Lamps
Units: About 42,000
Manufacturer: Eco-Story, of Portland, Maine
Hazard: When used without a Class II transformer, the lamp can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received two reports of overheated lamps. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the LED 12-volt lamps with UL number E316865. The UL number is found on a label located at the base of each lamp.
Sold to: Commercial locations, primarily restaurants, from December 2007 through August, 2010 for about between $19 and $45. The lamps were not sold directly to consumers.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Commercial locations should stop using this lamp immediately and contact Eco-Story for a free replacement lamp which does not require a Class II transformer. The company has contacted all known commercial locations that purchased this lamp.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Eco-Story at (207) 699-5727 collect or visit the company website at www.eco-story.com
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