June 27, 2000Apollo Light Boxes Recalled
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Apollo Division of ACCO Brands Inc., of Lincolnshire, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about
30,000 portable light boxes, used to view film, slides and transparencies. The light boxes
have loose wires and lack adequate grounding, presenting fire, electrocution and shock
hazards to consumers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received two reports of loose wires, one
in which the light box caught fire, resulting in $5,000 property damage. No injuries have
The recalled Apollo light boxes are models LB100, LB101, LB102 and LB110.
The model number is located on a sticker affixed to the unit's side. The sticker also
reads in part, "Portable Light Box...CSA." The light box consists of a white
metal box, containing a fluorescent light, and a Plexiglas viewing plate that slides into
two black metal guides on top of the metal box. The light box has a folding handle and
tilt stand, and it can be wall mounted.
The light boxes were sold in a box labeled in part, "APOLLO PRESENTATION PRODUCTS,
GLOWPRO PORTABLE LIGHT BOX, Made in China." A photo of the product and the model
number are on the box.
Office supply stores nationwide sold the light boxes from June 1997 through April 2000 for
$66 to $115.
Consumers should stop using the recalled light boxes immediately, and call Apollo for
instructions on returning the projectors to the company for a refund. Consumers should
call Apollo toll-free at (800) 352-6853 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. MT Monday through Friday
or access the firm's website here.
Apollo light boxes that are marked
with a UL logo are not part of this recall.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers June 27, 2000.
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