Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ceiling-Mounted Outdoor Light Fixtures Recalled By Progress Lighting

March 19, 2008
Release #08-228

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 418-5543
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Progress Lighting Recalls Ceiling-Mounted Outdoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Fall Off Mounting and Injure Consumers

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: Progress Lighting Outdoor Ceiling Light Fixtures

Units: About 1,000

Importer: Progress Lighting, of Greenville, S.C.

Manufacturer: Pegtom, of Hong Ding, China

Hazard: A weld that affixes a mounting bracket to the ceiling pan can fail, which can cause the fixture to fall and injure nearby persons.

Incidents/Injuries: Progress Lighting has received six reports of fixtures falling. No property damage or injuries have been reported.

Description: Only Progress Lighting ceiling-mounted outdoor light fixtures with model numbers P5526-20 and P5526-44 are included in the recall. The light fixtures have three flame-shaped lights inside a beveled glass and solid frame. The fixtures require (3) 60-watt light bulbs. “Made in/Hecho En/Fabrique Aux China” and the model numbers are written on the packaging of the product.

Sold at: Electrical and lighting distributors nationwide from January 2007 through November 2007 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Progress Lighting to schedule a free repair of the lighting fixture.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Progress Lighting toll-free at (866) 418-5543 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site

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