December 29, 2006
Alert #07-514

 

Trim Assembly Kits for Recessed Light Fixtures Recalled By Prescolite Inc. Due to Risk of Falling Parts

 

 The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: Trim Assembly Kits for Recessed Light Fixtures

Units: About 700

Manufacturer: Prescolite Inc., of Spartanburg, S.C.

Hazard: Heat from the light bulb can cause the fixture's plastic trim to soften and melt, causing the trim and lens to fall. This can result in laceration injuries to nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Prescolite Inc. has received three reports of the trims melting. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Trim assembly kits involved in this recall attach to recessed light fixtures installed primarily in bathroom ceilings. The trim assemblies include a 7 3/4-inch white plastic ring, a glass lens and a metal reflector. Affected models were made in China and have model numbers: TL60 and TL62. The model number and country of manufacture are located on a sticker attached to the inside and outside of the reflector. Models made in Mexico are not included this recall.

Sold by: Electrical and lighting distributors nationwide from May 2006 through December 2006 for between $9 and $17.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the light fixtures containing the recalled trim rings and contact Prescolite to arrange for installation of a replacement trim ring.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Prescolite toll-free at (866) 269-6318 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to www.prescolite.com

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