Cooper Lighting, LLC recalls Fluorescent Shoplights, Striplights and Wraparound Lights

Starting date:
July 15, 2015
Posting date:
July 15, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54086

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Cooper Lighting, LLC

Affected products

Metalux and Utilitech fluorescent shoplights, striplights and wraparound lights

Product description

This voluntary recall involves certain fluorescent light fixtures sold under the Metalux and Utilitech brands. The affected products are UL certified with certification file number E75170.

All light fixtures listed below with dates codes from 182 11 to 091 15 (DDD YY) are affected by this recall.
Product Catalogue/Model Number Individual UPC Brand  Product Description
Wraparound WP232R 080083518654 Metalux 4 ft. 2 Lamp Economy Wraparound
Wraparound WP232RLU 080083518647 Utilitech 2 lamp Utility Wrap, Resi - Mast Pack 9
Striplights SNF117R 080083520459 Metalux 2 ft. 1 Lamp T8 Striplight
Striplights SNF117R 080083520459 Metalux 2 ft., 1 Lp, Narrow FL Striplight, 120V
Striplights SNF125R 080083702299 Metalux 36" 1 Lamp T8 25W Striplight
Striplights SNF217R 080083520442 Metalux 2 ft. 2 Lamp T8 Striplight
Striplights SNF217R 080083520442 Metalux 2 ft. 2 Lamp T8 Striplight
Striplights SL232R 080083536443 Metalux 4 ft. 2 Lamp shoplight T8/32w 120v with res
Striplights SL232RPC 080083633166 Metalux 4 ft. 2 Light Shoplight with pull chain

The catalogue/model number and date codes can be found on labels inside the fixture. The date code is found after the 6 digit/letter pre-code (eg. IC5003) and is comprised of three digits representing the day of the year and then two digits representing the year. For example, 182 11 means the 182nd day of 2011. If the product is still in its packaging, the catalogue/model number will also appear on the package.

Hazard identified

Electrical arcing can cause the lamp to melt and overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor Cooper Lighting, LLC has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.

Cooper Lighting, LLC has received 7 reports of overheating of these lighting fixtures in the United States. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 27 445 of the recalled products were sold in Canada and 1 617 272 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between July 2011 and April 2015 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Guangdong Gangfeng Electrical Appliances CO Ltd.
Foshan City
CHINA
Distributor
Cooper Lighting, LLC
Peachtree City
Georgia
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the fluorescent light fixtures and contact Cooper Lighting, LLC to receive a product replacement.

For more information, consumers may contact the company toll-free at 1-866-461-7819, between 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday, by email or through the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.