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 email@example.com.