|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2004
Release # 05-038
|Firm's Hotline: (800) 553-3199
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firms 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: Hampton Bay® halogen light fixture
Units: About 1,400
Importer: Expo Design Center, a division of The Home Depot, of Atlanta, Ga.
Manufacturer: Cordelia Lighting, of Rancho Dominguez, Calif.
Hazard: The decorative metal rings on the ends of the lamp fixtures can detach. Consumers could suffer minor burns if they touch the hot rings.
Incidents/Injuries: Five reports of incidents involving in-store displays have been reported by store associates. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall involves the Hampton Bay® three-head, flush-mount, halogen light fixture with silver metal rings on the lamp fixtures. It is 15.75-inches wide by 6 inches high. The lights have frosted glass shades. The position of the three lamps on the fixture can be adjusted by turning and bending the lamp heads. A clear label on the fixture reads "MADE IN CHINA," and "E91785."
Sold at: Expo Design Center stores from February 2004 to August 2004 for about $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Customers should stop using the light fixtures and return them to the nearest Expo Design Center store for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Home Depot toll-free at (800) 553-3199 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Media contact: Jean Osta, Public Relations, The Home Depot, at (770) 384-3407.
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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