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Fluorescent lighting fixtures recalled over fire safety hazard

Posted on July 15, 2015 9:38 am under Product Liability

Peachtree City, Georgia-based Cooper Lighting LCC is recalling about 1.62 million Cooper Lighting, Portfolio, and Utilitech fluorescent lighting fixtures after learning that the defective units could overheat, arc, and melt, causing a fire safety hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated (CPSC) on July 15.

The 2-light fluorescent light fixtures being recalled have catalog model number DLE217RLP, DLE217RLPB, DLE 232RLP, DLE232RLPB, SL232R, SL232R/1, SL232RPC, SL232RTP, SLNR232R, SLNR232R/1, SLNR232RCHR, SLW232R, SLW232R/1, SNF115R, SNF117R, SNF125R, SNF217R, SSF217R, WP217R, WP217RNKLLU, WP232R, WP232RLU, WP232RNKL, WP232RNKLLU or WP232RNKLRL found on the second line of a label stamped to the inside of the fixture.

The defective lighting fixtures were sold between July 2011 and April 2015 at different retail stores nationwide. The company has already received seven reports of overheating, melting, or arcing. Affected customers are asked to contact the company for a free product replacement.

Defective lighting fixtures like this may cause fire risk and result in injurious burns. To learn more about taking legal action after being harmed by a defective electronic appliance in Wisconsin, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.