U.S. and Canada Recall More than 1.6 M Cooper Lighting Fluorescent Lights

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in conjunction with Canada have recalled more than 1.62 million fluorescent lights made by Cooper Lighting over fire safety hazards.

Cooper Lighting decorative wrap. (Cooper Lighting/LEDinside)

This recall involves indoor 2-light fluorescent light fixtures from Cooper Lighting, Portfolio and Utilitech fluorescent lighting that range in size from 18 inches to 4 feet long. The fixtures manufactured in China were sold in white and can be mounted from heights between 8 and 12 feet. A date code between 182 11 (July 1, 2011) and 090 15 (March 31, 2015) is affixed to the fixture near the ballast in a DDD YY format. Catalogue and model numbers are located on the second line of a label affixed to the inside of the fixture. Catalogue and model numbers included in the recall: 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 and WP232RNKLRL.

The products are being sold at Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, True Value and other retail stores nationwide from July 2011 through April 2015 for between US$13 and $67.

Cooper Lighting utility wrap. (Cooper Lighting/LEDinside)

About 1.62 million fixtures have been in sold in U.S. and 27,000 in Canada. CSPC received seven reports of sockets overheating, melting or arching. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should contact Cooper Lighting for a free replacement.

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