June 10, 1999
Release # 99-122
|CPSC: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183
CPSC, Harbor Freight Tools Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Harbor Freight Tools, headquartered in
Camarillo, Calif., is voluntarily recalling more than 48,500 work lights, sold as magnetic
base lights. These lights present electric shock and fire hazards.
CPSC and Harbor Freight Tools are not aware of any injuries related to these lights. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
The 75 watt light, measuring about 12 inches long, is made of black plastic with a metal
bulb reflector. A magnet is connected to a flexible arm. Labeling on the magnetic end of
the flexible arm reads in part, "WARNING! LAMP IS HOT...MADE IN CHINA." The
light was sold in a white box that contained a Harbor Freight Tools Warranty Notice. The
box was labeled in part, "SKU# P 32263 MAGNETIC BASE LIGHT-75 WATT MADE IN
CHINA." Harbor Freight Tools stores and catalogs nationwide sold the lights from
November 1994 through March 1999 for about $10.
Consumers should stop using the recalled lights immediately. Consumers should return the
lights to the store where purchased for a full refund. Catalog customers are being sent
written notice of the refund and a $5 coupon. If consumers have questions, they should
call Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PDT Monday
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
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