|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 949-8567
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: Halogen Clamp Lamps
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: Catalina Lighting Inc., of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: The UV glass lens on the lamp can crack, exposing the halogen bulb, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Catalina Lighting has received 65 reports of broken lenses. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The halogen clamp lamps, also known as architect's lamp, have 150 watt halogen bulb, an articulating arm, and a clamp desk lamp that adjusts up, down and swivels. Only lamps with model number 13456-US and lot numbers C06081581V185, C06081582V185 and C06081584V185 are included in the recall.
Sold at: Staples retail stores nationwide from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact Catalina Lighting to receive a free replacement lens.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Catalina Lighting toll-free at (866) 949-8567 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.catalinalighting.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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