UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Fluorescent Portable Lamp 

The product may overheat around the lamp holder

by Impact Wire Monday, March 16, 2009
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers that Fluorescent Portable Lamps, manufactured by Guangzhou Glorious Lighting Ltd, Model Number 15844-001, may pose a shock and/or fire hazard.

Name of Product: Fluorescent Portable Lamp, Model Number 15844-001.

Number of Units: Unknown

Manufacturer: Guangzhou Glorious Lighting Ltd, Hong Kong.

Date of Manufacture: 2007

Hazard: The product may overheat around the lamp holder. This may cause the surrounding plastic material to soften and deform, possibly ignite, and expose live electrical parts to the consumer.

Identification: On the product: The product base has a holographic label containing the UL and c-UL Listing Mark with the following information:

                                  05/07   E184412
Portable Luminaire
Issue No. BK-64, 219

Additional labels on the base have the following information:

                                  E184412   GLO
Model: 15844-001
C07078439 V188

UL Item # 3809

What you should do: UL recommends that consumers stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.

Sold At: The product is known to be sold at home supply stores and may be sold by other retailers.

Photos of product: Photos of the potentially hazardous Fluorescent Portable Lamps are available at: http://www.ul.com/global/eng/pages/corporate/newsroom/publicnotices/

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 98 countries. For more information, visit: www.UL.com/newsroom.

Joe Hirschmugl
Global Media Relations Manager
Underwriters Laboratories
Phone: +1 847 664-1508

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