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Home Depot Fluorescent Shop Lights Recall

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Hopeanne Wohlers3 years ago

Home Depot has issued an immediate recall for 222,000 Cordelia Lighting Fluorescent Shop Lights follwing 888 reports of loose electrical connections and over 300 reports of fires.

Hundreds of Incidents Linked to Cordelia Lighting Shop Lights

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising consumers to stop using the Cordelia Lighting Fluorescent Shop Lights because the lamp sockets have been found to allow loose electrical connections, creating an electrical arc and fire hazard.

According to the CPSC, there have been 888 reports of incidents, including:

  • 382 reports of units smoking
  • 328 reports of units catching fire
  • 173 reports of units sparking
  • 5 reports of electrical arcing.

Cordelia Lighting Recall Information

Information below provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

  • Recalled units were sold exclusively in Home Depot stores from August 2013 through March 2014 for around $13.
  • The recalled lights are Commercial Electric brand basic hanging shop lights that use two, 48-inch, two-pin, T8, fluorescent lamps.
  • The Cordelia Lighting fluorescent shop lights are metal light fixtures with four plastic lamp sockets and a white finish. Each hanging light is 48 inches long, 4.25 inches wide, and 2.5 inches high with two 10.5-inch long chains for hanging.
  • The product’s model number CESL401-06 and SKU number 201-462 are printed on a white label on the top of the fixture.
  • The product’s weld between the base of the chair and the seat is reported to separate easily, which creates a falling hazard that may cause injury to consumers.
  • Consumers should immediately unplug the fluorescent shop lights and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.


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