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Fluorescent shop lights recalled from Home Depot

Commercial Electric 2-Lamp Shop Light

Cordelia Lighting is recalling its Commercial Electric Fluorescent Shop Lights from Home Depot shelves after receiving 888 incident reports.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the lamp sockets have a tendency to foster loose connections, which creates a potential fire hazard.

Of the many reports, 382 have involved smoking, 328 units have caught on fire, 173 involved sparking and five units exhibited electrical arcing. No injuries have been reported.

The recall affects about 222,000 units of the Commercial Electric brand lights that use two 48-in., two-pin, T8 fluorescent lamps. The metal fixture is about 48 ins. long, 4.25 ins. wide and 2.5 ins. high and comes with two 10.5-in.-long chains for hanging. A white label on top displays model number CESL401-06 and SKU number 201-462. They were sold exclusively at Home Depot from August 2013 through March 2014 for about $13.

The CPSC is urging customers to immediately discontinue use and unplug the lights. They can be returned to any Home Depot store for a full refund.


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