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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 1997

Release # 97-073
CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC and Bayco Products Announce Work Light Recall

CPSC and Bayco Products Announce Work Light RecallWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Bayco Products Inc. of Dallas, Texas, (formerly of Richardson, Texas) is recalling over 11,400 fluorescent work lights. One of the light's metal screws can contact an internal live wire. This can give the user of the work light an electric shock.

Bayco Products is aware of one consumer who received an electric shock while using the work light. The lights measure 9.25 inches long with a twin-tube fluorescent bulb located inside a tubular, clear plastic case. The tubular case has yellow plastic end caps and a metal hook attached. Only model numbers FL-600, FL-650, SL-600, SL-605, and SL-650 sold under the brand names SmartLite and RiteLite are involved in this recall. The lights come with a 20-foot or 50-foot electrical cord, and some come with a retractable reel for the electrical cord. The model number is located on a silver tag attached to the retractable reel. Lights without retractable reels display the model number on the original box.

The work lights are packaged in a blue or black cardboard box labeled in part, "Fluorescent Work Light with Retractable Reel...Stays Cool in Use...Tough Impact Resistant...On-Off Switch." A picture of the light appears on the box top.

Automotive, hardware, and home improvement stores sold the work lights nationwide from June 1995 through July 1996 for about $30 to $70.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lights, and call Bayco Products at (800) 655-8996 for information on receiving a free plastic replacement screw.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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