|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2001
Release # 02-036
|Progress Lighting Hotline: (866) 696-8593
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Progress Lighting, of Spartanburg, S.C., is voluntarily recalling about 10,600 fluorescent lights. The lights are improperly wired, posing a fire hazard.
Progress Lighting has received two reports of these fluorescent lights smoking and smoldering. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled fluorescent ceiling and bathroom lights were sold in various shapes and sizes including domes, cylinders and rectangles. The white Underwriters Laboratories label on the light contains the manufacture's name, "PROGRESS LIGHTING;" the manufacture date, between March 1998 and March 1999; and catalog number. The label is located on the fixture's housing under the white plastic lens covering the bulbs. Consumers should turn off the power before removing the lens to examine the lights. The recalled lights have the following catalog numbers:
711460-005, 711560-EB0, 711660-EB0, 711660-EB5, 714710-005, 715715-085, 714730-005, 714810-EB0, 714815-EB0, 714830-EB0, 714910-EB0, 714915-EB0, 714930-EB0, 716030-095, 716035-005, 716130-EB0, 716135-EB0, 716230-EB0, 716235-EB0, 720110-005, 720530-005, 720630-005, 721330-EB0, 721430-EB0, 721530-EB0, 721630-EB0, 726230-EB0, 726235-003, 726330-EB0, 726430-EB0, 726435-003, 728560-EB0, 733435-003, and 733530-003.
Electricians and electrical supply companies sold these lights nationwide from March 1998 through July 1999 for about $90.
Consumers should stop using the recalled lights immediately and contact Progress Lighting to schedule an in-house repair. Consumers can contact Progress Lighting at (866) 696-8593 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write to: Progress Lighting, P.O. Box 5704, Spartanburg, SC 29304, Attn: Tim Powell. Consumers also can go to the firm's web site at www.progresslighting.com (note added 01/18/2005 - recall information is no longer on the firm's web site).
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.