|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 1999
Release # 99-163b
Company Phone Number: (800) 448-8184
View Recall #99-163a
PRODUCT: Work Lights - Foremost Tool Co. Inc., of Kent, Wash., is voluntarily recalling more than 1,300 Fluorescent Work Lights. The work light is a fluorescent bulb enclosed in a clear plastic tube with yellow plastic caps on both ends. One end is attached to a yellow electrical cord that ends in a 3-prong plug. The item along with two yellow plastic "S" hooks and instructions for use are packaged in a box labeled in part, "FLUORESCENT WORK LIGHT...MADE IN TAIWAN FOR FOREMOST TOOL CO." Tool and hardware stores, including Tool Town, in the Northwest sold the work lights from July 1992 through July 1999 for about $13.
PROBLEM: The work lights present fire, electrocution and shock hazards. The lights have undersized wiring, an inadequate grounding system and faulty plugs.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
WHAT TO DO: Stop using the lights immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions or seeking additional information should contact the firm at (800) 448-8184 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.
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