August 30, 1999
Release # 99-163a

Company Phone Number: (800) 426-1262
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058


View Recall #99-163b

PRODUCT: Work Lights - Wilmar Corp., of Kent, Wash., is voluntarily recalling more than 16,000 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...Wilmar Corp." Auto part stores, including Automobile After-Market and Ozark, nationwide sold the work lights from April 1992 to July 1999 for about $24.

Work Light

PROBLEM: The work lights present fire, electrocution and shock hazards. The lights have undersized wiring, an inadequate grounding system and faulty plugs.


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) 426-1262 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.