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Recall Of Light Fixture Announced

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Recall Date:
February 04, 1977

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 4, 1977

 

Release # 77-012


WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 4) -- Eltrinic Corporation, New York, New York, in cooperation with the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), today announced the recall of approximately 20,000 fluorescent under the cabinet light fixtures imported from Taiwan.

Engineering tests conducted by the Commission indicate that the lights contain a defect capable of causing electric shock to users. There have been no known injuries associated with this product.

The lights retailed for approximately $6.00 and were sold in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Ohio, Louisiana and Wisconsin. The lights, packaged in a blue box and marked style number La-l, made in Taiwan, are commonly installed under kitchen cabinets for additional lighting, and consist of a 15 watt, 18" fluorescent bulb and a cord with two-prong plug attached.

Customers who have these lights should discontinue using them and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information regarding return of this product, consumers should write to the Eltrinic Corporation, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3717, New York, New York 10001, or call 212/947-0888.

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