Originally Posted By: dbush
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Name of product: Fluorescent Light Bathroom Fixtures
Manufacturer/Importer: Progress Lighting, of Spartanburg, S.C.
Hazard: The lamp holders on the fluorescent lights can overheat, causing
the fixture to melt or burn, presenting a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Progress Lighting has received four reports of
fixtures overheating and burning, including one report of a fire causing
smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves linear light fixtures intended for use
in bathrooms. The fixtures were sold in 2-, 3- and 4-foot lengths with a
ribbed, plastic lens covering the fluorescent tube. The Progress
Lighting catalog numbers are 717430-EBO, 717330-EBO and 717230-EBO.
Catalog numbers and manufacturing dates can be found on the UL label
located under the plastic lens. Fixtures included in this recall were
manufactured from January 1998 through February 2003.
Sold at: Lighting and electrical supply distributors, and home
improvement stores by special order from January 1998 through April 2003
for between $225 and $270.
Manufactured in: U.S.A. and Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should contact Progress Lighting for instructions on
receiving a free replacement fixture.
Consumer Contact: Call Progress Lighting toll-free at (800) 447-0573
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's
Web site at www.progresslighting.com.
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