|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 28, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 369-4548
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Trim Assembly Kits for Recessed Light Fixtures Recalled By Progress Lighting Due To Risk of Falling Parts
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Trim Assembly Kits for Recessed Light Fixtures
Units: About 12,800
Manufacturer: Progress Lighting 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: Progress Lighting has received four 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: 8009-60, 8010-60 or 8011-60. 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 July 2006 through December 2006 for between $9 and $27.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recessed light fixtures containing the recalled trim rings immediately and contact Progress Lighting to arrange for installation of a replacement trim ring.
Customer Contact: For more information, contact Progress Lighting toll-free at (877) 369-4548 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to www.progresslighting.com
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