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April 22, 1999

Release # 99-100a
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

CPSC, Primerica Enterprise Announce Recall of Trouble Lights

Deer Park, NY (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the CPSC, Primerica Enterprise, of Deer Park N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 1,500 trouble lights. The lights have undersized wires, and other internal defects presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards.

The lights are made up of a metal back and metal caged front, and have a hook. The light's socket and handle are covered with blue plastic, which is attached to a blue electrical cord. There is a receptacle on the light's handle below the black power switch. The lights are available in cord lengths of 15, 25 and 50 feet. The lights were packaged in cardboard display sleeves labeled in part, "HEAVY DUTY TROUBLE LIGHT . . . Made in China." Primerica Enterprise is not written on the product or packaging. Hardware and tool stores in the eastern U.S. sold the lights from December 1997 through January 1999 for about $8 to $12, depending upon the length.

Consumers should stop using the recalled lights immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, consumers should contact the company at (888) 387-7193 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.

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