|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 1999
Release # 99-163a
Company Phone Number: (800) 426-1262
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.
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) 426-1262 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.
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