FIRE HAZARD/BURN HAZARD RECALL ALERT
Have You Recently Purchased a Halogen Lamp at Staples?
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2009 Release #09-124
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 949-8567CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Catalina Lighting Recalls Halogen Clamp Lamps Due to Fire and Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively At Staples Stores
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Halogen Clamp Lamps
Units: About 2,000
Manufacturer: Catalina Lighting Inc., of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: The UV glass lens on the lamp can crack, exposing the halogen bulb, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Catalina Lighting has received 65 reports of broken lenses. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The halogen clamp lamps, also known as architect’s lamp, have 150 watt halogen bulb, an articulating arm, and a clamp desk lamp that adjusts up, down and swivels. Only lamps with model number 13456-US and lot numbers C06081581V185, C06081582V185 and C06081584V185 are included in the recall.
Sold at: Staples retail stores nationwide from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $50. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact Catalina Lighting to receive a free replacement lens.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Catalina Lighting toll-free at (866) 949-8567 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.catalinalighting.com
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