Cooper Lighting recalls fluorescent lighting fixtures
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Cooper Lighting of Peachtree City, Ga, is recalling more than 1.62 million utility wrap light fixtures sold in the U.S. and Canada.

 

The socket can overheat, arc and melt, posing a fire hazard.

 

The firm has received 7 reports of sockets overheating, melting or arcing. No injuries have been reported.

 

This recall involves indoor 2-light fluorescent light fixtures that range in size from 18 inches to 4 feet long. The fixtures were sold in white and can be mounted from heights between 8 and 12 feet. A date code between 182 11 (July 1, 2011) and 090 15 (March 31, 2015) is affixed to the fixture near the ballast in a DDD YY format. Catalogue and model numbers are located on the second line of a label affixed to the inside of the fixture.

 

Catalogue and model numbers included in the recall: DLE217RLP, DLE217RLPB, DLE 232RLP, DLE232RLPB, SL232R, SL232R/1, SL232RPC, SL232RTP, SLNR232R, SLNR232R/1, SLNR232RCHR, SLW232R, SLW232R/1, SNF115R, SNF117R, SNF125R, SNF217R, SSF217R, WP217R, WP217RNKLLU, WP232R, WP232RLU, WP232RNKL, WP232RNKLLU and WP232RNKLRL.

 

The fixtures, manufactured in China, were sold at Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, True Value…………… continues on ConsumerAffairs

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1.6 Million Fluorescent Light Fixtures Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
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Risk of fire has prompted the recall of certain Metalux, Portfolio and Utilitech brand fluorescent light fixtures manufactured by Eaton’s Cooper Lighting.

Cooper Lighting LLC of Peachtree City, Ga. has issued a recall of several models of retail fluorescent light fixtures after receiving seven reports of sockets overheating, melting or arcing, which poses a fire hazard. The fixtures are white in color and range from 18 inches to 4 feet long, hold one or two lamps, and have either a decorative cover or exposed bulbs. The recall affects about 1.6 million units in the United States and another 27,000 units in Canada.

According to Cooper Lighting, a consumer may fail to fully seat the lamp into the socket. If there is insufficient contact between the lamp terminal and the socket contact, the fixture could arc under certain conditions. The plastic in the sockets could overheat and melt if there is enough electrical energy present.

Cooper Lighting will replace the recalled Metalux, Portfolio and Utilitech fluorescent light fixtures for free.

Consumers can identify recalled Metalux, Portfolio and Utilitech brand fluorescent light fixtures by their DATE CODE and CATALOGUE AND MODEL NUMBER. The Catalogue and Model Number label is located on the inside of the fixture. A date code label is affixed to the fixture near the ballast. Dates appear in…………… continues on Sevier News Messenger

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