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Advantus Recalls Fluorescent Computer Task Lamps Due to Burn Hazard

  • Recalled LEDU Black Fluorescent Computer Task Lamp (Red circle shows where hazard exists)
  • Recalled lamp packaging with the model number and UPC code
Name of Product:
LEDU Black Fluorescent Computer Task Lamps Model L283MB

The tape used to contain wire components within the lamps case housing can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

Recall Date:
September 02, 2020

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Consumer Contact

Advantus at 800-284-5577 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, email at, or visit online at and select “Consumer Alerts” at bottom of page for more information or

Recall Details


This recall involves the LEDU Black Matte Fluorescent Computer Task Lamps Model L283MB.  The lamp case housing measures approximately 3.5 inches in height and 1.5 inches in width and 1.875 inches in depth.  The model number is printed on the packaging.  UL E157718 CSA LL101497 Type SPT-2 is printed on the black coating of the electrical cord.  The UPC code 072743000487 can be found on the package.  


Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled lamp and contact Advantus to arrange for a full refund.


Advantus has received one report of smoke emerging from the lampscase housing.  No injuries reported.

Sold At

Staples and Essendant sold the recalled lamps through catalogs, independent office product dealers and internet resellers.  They were also sold online at and from February 2020 through July 2020 for about $136.

Manufactured In:

Advantus, Corp., Jacksonville, Fla.

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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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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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