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August 30, 1999

Wilmar Corp. and Foremost Tool Co. Recall Work Lights

Light Recalled - Fire HazardKENT, WA (SafetyAlerts) - Wilmar Corp. and Foremost Tool Co. Inc. today announced the recall of more than 16,000 Fluorescent Work Lights.  The work lights present fire, electrocution and shock hazards. The lights have undersized wiring, an inadequate grounding system and faulty plugs.

The recalled lights have fluorescent bulbs enclosed in a clear plastic tube with yellow plastic caps on both ends. One end is attached to a yellow electrical cord that ends in a 3-prong plug. The work light, along with two yellow plastic "S" hooks and instructions for use, are packaged in a box labeled in part, "FLUORESCENT WORK LIGHT...MADE IN TAIWAN...Wilmar Corp." or "...MADE IN TAIWAN FOR FOREMOST TOOL CO."

Auto part stores, including Automobile After-Market and Ozark, nationwide sold the work lights from April 1992 to July 1999 for about $24.

Consumers are advised to  stop using the lights immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions or seeking additional information should contact the firm at (800) 426-1262 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.

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