CPSC, Progress Lighting Announce Recall of Fluorescent Light Fixtures
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Fluorescent Light Bathroom Fixtures

Units: 11,000

Manufacturer: 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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