January 2, 1996
Release # 96-058
|CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Atlas Electric Announce Portable Halogen
Work Light Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atlas Electric Corporation of Burlington, N.C.,
is voluntarily recalling approximately 15,600 portable halogen indoor/outdoor work lights,
models CLP150, PQ150WS, PQ500WS, ST500 and TST500. Water may leak into the lights,
component temperatures may exceed set limits, or the junction box may break away from the
main bulb housing to expose live wires. Models ST500 and TST 500 may also tip over easily.
As a result these work lights may pose a serious shock, burn or fire hazard.
The models subject to this recall were sold in white boxes and were printed in part with
the Atlas address, Atlas logo, and model number, and "Made in China." Model
ST500, sold since February 1995, is a single work light mounted on a tripod. Model TST500,
sold since June 1995, consists of two work lights mounted on a tripod. Model CLP150, sold
since July 1995, is a clip-on work light. Models PQ150WS and PQ500WS, sold since February
1995, consists of a light mounted on a small frame with a handle on top. All of the lights
involved in this recall are black and yellow. Electrical distributors and retailers sold
these work lights nationwide for approximately $11.95 to $35.95 for the light mounted on a
Atlas Electric Corporation has received no reports of injury associated with the use of
Consumers should stop using these portable halogen work lights immediately and return them
to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, consumers should
call Atlas Electric's Operations Manager at (800) 849-8485.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
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