August 11, 2004

Alert #04-572


The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: "10,000 Lux Light Box"

Units: 226

Manufacturer: OTT-LITE Technology of Tampa, Florida

Retailer: Natural Options Inc. of Nashotah, Wis.

Hazard: Overheating around the socket (where the bulb fits into the light box) can result in melted plastic and smoke, posing a possible fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Five customers reported light boxes producing smoke and returned their light boxes with burn marks and melted plastic in the socket area. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled "10,000 Lux Light Box" produces light to simulate natural sunlight. The units, which are white with a translucent, hinged door, measure 24 inches high, 12 ? inches wide, and 3 ? inches deep. Some of the recalled light boxes may have a small label on the top of the unit with the name "Nu-Yu Light." Only the "10,000 Lux Light Box" sold by Natural Options is recalled.

Sold at: Natural Options' Web site and mail order catalog sold the light boxes from November 2002 through June 2004 for about $400.

Manufactured In: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled "10,000 Lux Light Box" immediately, unplug it, and return the product to OTT-LITE Technology for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call OTT-LITE Technology toll-free at (866) 421-5181 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (ET), Monday through Friday or visit the OTT-LITE Web site at to arrange for return of the product and a full refund.

picture of recalled Light Box