Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Halogen Work Lights Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Chicago Electric Halogen Work Lights

Units: About 58,000

Distributor: Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif.

Hazard: The halogen work lights can overheat and melt, and pose a risk of fire and electrical shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been three reports of incidents in which the recalled halogen work lights overheated and melted. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The halogen work lights are 500 watts. Model number 30858 is included in this recall. The lamp measures 7 inches wide x 5 ½ inches high and is mounted on a yellow frame. "UL Listed E163392" and "Work Light 8F95" is printed on a sticker on the back. The model number is printed on the light's packaging.

Sold at: Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, Harbor Freight Tools' catalogs, and at www.harborfreight.com from February 2006 through March 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the halogen work lights and contact Harbor Freight Tools for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.harborfreight.com, or email the firm at recalls@harborfreight.com

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