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Cordelia Lighting Recalls Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

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: Fluorescent Shop Lights

Hazard: The lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Cordelia Lighting at (800) 345-0542, extension 3001 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Units: About 222,000

Description: This recall involves Commercial Electric brand basic hanging shop lights that use two, 48-inch, two-pin, T8, fluorescent lamps. The recalled shop light is a metal light fixture with four plastic lamp sockets and a white finish. It is 48 inches long, 4.25 inches wide and 2.5 inches high and has two 10.5-inch long chains for hanging. The lamp sockets must be snapped into place during installation. Model number CESL401-06 and SKU number 201-462 are printed on a white label on the top of the fixture.

Incidents/Injuries: Cordelia Lighting has received 888 reports of incidents, including 382 of units smoking, 328 of units catching on fire, 173 of units sparking and five of units with electrical arcing. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the shop lights and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: The Home Depot from August 2013 through March 2014, for about $13.

Importer: Airwell of France; CNA of Wood Dale, Ill.; Danby of Ontario, Canada; De'Longhi of Italy; Frigidaire, of Charlotte, N.C.; GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.; Gree USA Sales Ltd. of City of Industry, Calif.; IRP of Pineville, N.C.; MJC America Ltd. dba Soleus International Inc. of Walnut, Calif.; and Sunrise of Quebec, Canada.

Manufacturer: Cordelia Lighting Inc., Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

Manufactured in: China