|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 418-5543
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: Progress Lighting Outdoor Ceiling Light Fixtures
Units: About 1,000
Importer: Progress Lighting, of Greenville, S.C.
Manufacturer: Pegtom, of Hong Ding, China
Hazard: A weld that affixes a mounting bracket to the ceiling pan can fail, which can cause the fixture to fall and injure nearby persons.
Incidents/Injuries: Progress Lighting has received six reports of fixtures falling. No property damage or injuries have been reported.
Description: Only Progress Lighting ceiling-mounted outdoor light fixtures with model numbers P5526-20 and P5526-44 are included in the recall. The light fixtures have three flame-shaped lights inside a beveled glass and solid frame. The fixtures require (3) 60-watt light bulbs. "Made in/Hecho En/Fabrique Aux China" and the model numbers are written on the packaging of the product.
Sold at: Electrical and lighting distributors nationwide from January 2007 through November 2007 for about $200.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Progress Lighting to schedule a free repair of the lighting fixture.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Progress Lighting toll-free at (866) 418-5543 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.progresslighting.com
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