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Rockler Companies Recalls LED Light Kits Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

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Recall Date:
January 12, 2010

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2010
Release # 10-108
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 260-9663

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 products. 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: LED light kits

Units: About 2,200

Distributor: Rockler Companies Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: Defective wiring in the light kits can cause the battery pack to overheat and explode, posing a risk of burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Rockler LED lights with either an interchangeable spotlight head or a magnifying head. Models included in the recall have stock numbers 26429 (spotlight or 27017 (magnifying). Stock numbers are printed on the light's packaging.

Sold at: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware and other specialty stores nationwide from March 2009 through October 2009 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED light kits and call Rockler Companies to receive a free repair kit and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rockler Companies at (800) 260-9663 anytime. Consumers can also write to Rockler Woodworking and Hardware at 4365 Willow Drive, Medina, Minn 55340

Picture of Recalled LED light kit

Picture of Recalled LED light kit

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