Safety Alert Number 0808167


Halogen Work Lights Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Due to Fire and Shock Hazards


Release #08-353
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 444-3353
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Halogen Work Lights Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
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. Name of Product: Chicago Electric Halogen Work Lights
Units: About 58,000
Distributor: Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif. Hazard: The halogen work lights can overheat and melt, and pose a risk of fire and electrical shock to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: There have been three reports of incidents in which the recalled halogen work lights overheated and melted. No injuries have been reported. Description: The halogen work lights are 500 watts. Model number 30858 is included in this recall. The lamp measures 7 inches wide x 5 ½ inches high and is mounted on a yellow frame. "UL Listed E163392" and "Work Light 8F95" is printed on a sticker on the back. The model number is printed on the light's packaging. Sold at: Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, Harbor Freight Tools' catalogs, and at www.harborfreight.com from February 2006 through March 2008 for about $10. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the halogen work lights and contact Harbor Freight Tools for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.harborfreight.com, or email the firm at recalls@harborfreight.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08353.html