May 30, 1996
Release # 96-135
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC and Quality Craft Announce Portable Halogen
Work Light Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Quality Craft of Lilburn, Ga., is voluntarily
recalling about 75,000 portable halogen outdoor work lights. Water could leak into the
lights, presenting a serious shock hazard which could cause serious injury or a possible
fatality. In addition, the internal wiring temperature may exceed limits that are safe,
posing a fire hazard.
The yellow and black portable halogen work lights, measuring 12 inches high from the base
to the top of the handle, have a black cord. A sticker on one side of the light casing is
labeled, "UL Underwriters Laboratories E 127638." A warning label on the other
side of the casing reads in part, "WARNING - LAMP IS HOT!!!" The lights are
packaged in a white cardboard box with a photo of the lamp, labeled in part "500 WATT
HALOGEN WORK LIGHT ... Powerful Outdoor Lighting ... Quality Craft ... QH-505 ..."
This recall affects only Quality Craft Halogen Work Lights with model number QH-505 and UL
number E 127638. No other Quality Craft products are involved in this recall.
Menards, Inc. home center and building supply stores throughout the upper midwest sold the
lights from November 1994 through July 1995 for $9.95.
Consumers should stop using these portable halogen work lights immediately and return them
to the nearest Menards for a full refund or replacement light. For more information,
consumers should call Quality Craft at (800) 200-2199.
Quality Craft is not aware of any injuries associated with these work lights. This recall
is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
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
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.