|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 1999
Release # 99-100b
Company Phone Number: (888) 387-7193
PRODUCT: Trouble Lights: Primerica Enterprise, of Deer Park N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 trouble lights. The lights are made up of a metal back and metal caged front, and have a hook. The light's socket and handle are covered with blue plastic, which is attached to a blue electrical cord. There is a receptacle on the light's handle below the black power switch. The lights are available in cord lengths of 15, 25 and 50 feet. The lights were packaged in cardboard display sleeves labeled in part, "HEAVY DUTY TROUBLE LIGHT . . . Made in China." Primerica Enterprise is not written on the product or packaging. Hardware and tool stores in the eastern U.S. sold the lights from December 1997 through January 1999 for about $8 to $12, depending upon the length.
PROBLEM: The lights have undersized wires, and other internal defects presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled lights immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, consumers should contact the company at (888) 387-7193 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.
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