September 22, 1999
Buffalo Fluorescent Work Lights Recalled
CHESTERFIELD, MO (SafetyAlerts) - New Buffalo Corp. is recalling about
2,800 Buffalo Fluorescent Work Lights. These lights can have exposed electrical
parts on the plug and undersized wiring, posing a shock and fire hazard.
The recalled lights are a 16- inch fluorescent
tube light with wire hanger for use in awkward locations. These Buffalo Fluorescent Work
Lights have model number PL-16 written on the packaging.
The light fixture is about 19.5 inches long, and
has yellow plastic caps on each end. It has a yellow cord and two "S" hook
hangers. A red insert sold in the plastic tube of the light reads, "INSTRUCTIONS FOR
USE OF MODEL 15D" and "Featuring new push- button starter." In addition,
the light's packaging reads, "BUFFALO," "Stays Cool," "Glare
Free," "New Buffalo Corporation" and "MADE IN TAIWAN."
Hardware and auto supply stores sold the lights
nationwide between March 1996 and December 1998 for about $13.
Consumers should immediately stop using these
Buffalo work lights, and return them to the firm for a full refund plus postage. For more
information, consumers should call New Buffalo Corp. at (800) 568- 6657 between 8 a.m. and
5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.
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