|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2003
Release # 03-130
|Company Phone Number: (800) 347-5483|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Ceiling Light Fixtures
Distributor: Sea Gull Lighting Inc., of Riverside, N.J.
Hazard: The wiring in the lights can short, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sea Gull has received two reports of the fixtures shorting out, though there have been no reports of fire or injuries.
Description: The recalled ceiling-mounted light fixtures come in six different models - 5359-01, 5359-02, 5359-15, 5370-15, 5370-98, and 5372-02 - which can only be accurately identified on the packaging or receipts. The white glass lights have an antique brass, polished brass, white, or brushed stainless finish and do not have any exposed screws. The light fixture is twisted into the base and locks in place. Because the light fixtures have no visible label or identifying marks on the outside, consumers are advised to look at the photos below or contact the company for more information.
Sold at: Electrical supply dealers and contractors sold and installed the fixtures from July 2002 through February 2003. These fixtures were not sold at retail stores.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lights immediately and contact the Sea Gull Lighting dealer from whom the light fixtures were purchased or the company, to receive a free replacement fixture.
Consumer Contact: Call Sea Gull Lighting at (800) 347-5483 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit its website at www.seagulllighting.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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