January 23, 2001Lamps Recalled by Environmental
Tampa, FL (SafetyAlerts) - Environmental Lighting
Concepts said today it is voluntarily recalling about 1,560 floor lamps. An electronic
component inside the plug can overheat, presenting a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
The floor lamps are sand colored, stand about 4 feet tall and have flexible gooseneck arms
to adjust the position of the fluorescent lights. They are used for reading or by crafters
for sewing or needlework. Labels indicating "OTT-LITE TRUECOLOR FLOOR LAMP" on
the stand and "OTT-LITE" on either side of the shade identify the recalled floor
lamps. Check the label on the OTT-LITE ELECTRONIC BALLAST plug. The plug on the recalled
lamps have white lettering on a black label and bear the model number DMBLH-18W or DMBLP-
18W. Craft, hobby and fabric stores, including Hancock Fabrics, sold the lamps nationwide
from November 2000 through December 2000 for about $170.
Environmental Lighting Concepts has received three reports of the plugs overheating,
including one plug that produced smoke. No injuries or property damage has been reported.
Consumers should stop using the recalled floor lamps immediately, unplug them and contact
Environmental Lighting Concepts for free replacements. Consumers should call the company
toll-free at (800) 842-8848 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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