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1.6 Million Fluorescent Light Fixtures Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

1.6 Million Fluorescent Light Fixtures Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Risk of fire has prompted the recall of certain Metalux, Portfolio and Utilitech brand fluorescent light fixtures manufactured by Eaton’s Cooper Lighting.

Cooper Lighting LLC of Peachtree City, Ga. has issued a recall of several models of retail fluorescent light fixtures after receiving seven reports of sockets overheating, melting or arcing, which poses a fire hazard. The fixtures are white in color and range from 18 inches to 4 feet long, hold one or two lamps, and have either a decorative cover or exposed bulbs. The recall affects about 1.6 million units in the United States and another 27,000 units in Canada.

According to Cooper Lighting, a consumer may fail to fully seat the lamp into the socket. If there is insufficient contact between the lamp terminal and the socket contact, the fixture could arc under certain conditions. The plastic in the sockets could overheat and melt if there is enough electrical energy present.

Cooper Lighting will replace the recalled Metalux, Portfolio and Utilitech fluorescent light fixtures for free.

Consumers can identify recalled Metalux, Portfolio and Utilitech brand fluorescent light fixtures by their DATE CODE and CATALOGUE AND MODEL NUMBER. The Catalogue and Model Number label is located on the inside of the fixture. A date code label is affixed to the fixture near the ballast. Dates appear in a DDD YY format. Only residential T8 fluorescent light fixtures with the Catalogue and Model Number below and a Date Code between 182 11 (July 1, 2011) and 090 15 (March 31, 2015) are included in the recall. Need help finding Date Code?

 

Fluorescent Light Recall DLE217RLP

Product Category Catalog/Model Number Individual UPC Code Brand Product Description
Wraparound DLE217RLP 80083615490 Metalux 2 ft 2 lamp 17W Decorative End Wraps
Wraparound DLE217RLPB 80083644377 Portfolio 2 ft 2 lamp 17W Decorative End Wraps
Wraparound DLE232RLP 80083615483 Metalux 4 ft 2 lamp 32W Decorative End Wraps
Wraparound DLE232RLP 80083615483 Metalux 4 ft 2 lamp 32W Decorative End Wraps
Wraparound DLE232RLPB 80083644360 Portfolio 4 ft 2 lamp 32W Decorative End Wraps

 

Fluorescent Light Recall WP232R

Product Category Catalog/Model Number Individual UPC Code Brand Product Description
Wraparound WP217R 80083600168 Metalux 2 ft 2 Light Utility Wrap
Wraparound WP217RNKLLU 80083615513 Utilitech WP217RNKLLU
Wraparound WP217RNKLLU 80083615513 Utilitech WP217RNKLLU
Wraparound WP232R 80083518654 Metalux 4 ft 2 lamp Metalux Economy Wraparound
Wraparound WP232R 80083518654 Metalux 4 ft 2 lamp Metalux Economy Wraparound
Wraparound WP232R 80083518654 Metalux 4 ft 2 lamp Metalux Economy Wraparound
Wraparound WP232R 80083518654 Metalux WP232R
Wraparound WP232RLU 80083518647 Utilitech 2 lamp Utility Wrap, Resi – Mast Pack 9
Wraparound WP232RLU 80083518647 Utilitech 2 lamp Utility Wrap, Resi – Mast Pack 9
Wraparound WP232RLU 80083518647 Utilitech 2 lamp Utility Wrap, Resi – Mast Pack 9
Wraparound WP232RLU 80083518647 Utilitech 2 lamp Utility Wrap, Resi – Mast Pack 9
Wraparound WP232RLU 80083518647 Utilitech 2 lamp Utility Wrap, Resi – Mast Pack 9
Wraparound WP232RNKL 80083600175 Metalux 4 ft 2 Light Nickel End Decorative Wrap
Wraparound WP232RNKLRL 80083620517 Metalux 4 ft 2 Light Nickel End Decorative Wrap
Wraparound WP232RNKLLU 80083615506 Utilitech WP232RNKLLU
Wraparound WP232RNKLLU 80083615506 Utilitech WP232RNKLLU

 

Fluorescent Light Recall SNF117Fluorescent Light Recall SNF217R

Product Category Catalog/Model Number Individual UPC Code Brand Product Description
Striplights SNF115R 80083702282 Metalux 18″ 1 Lamp T8 15W Striplight
Striplights SNF117R 80083520459 Metalux 2 ft. 1 Lamp T8 Striplight
Striplights SNF117R 80083520459 Metalux 2 ft., 1 Lp, Narrow FL Striplight, 120V
Striplights SNF125R 80083702299 Metalux 36″ 1 Lamp T8 25W Striplight
Striplights SNF217R 80083520442 Metalux 2 ft. 2 Lamp T8 Striplight
Striplights SNF217R 80083520442 Metalux 2 ft. 2 lamp, T8 Striplights
Striplights SSF217R 80083713684 Metalux 2 ft., 2 Lp, Wide FL Striplight, 120V

 

Fluorescent Light Recall SL232R

Product Category Catalog/Model Number Individual UPC Code Brand Product Description
Shoplights SL232R 80083536443 Metalux 4′ 2 Lamp shoplight T8/32w 120v with res
Shoplights SL232R/1 80083536443 Metalux 4′ 2 Lamp shoplight T8/32w 120v with res
Shoplights SL232RPC 80083633166 Metalux 4 ft 2 Light Shoplight with pull chain
Shoplights SL232RPC 80083633166 Metalux 4 ft 2 Light Shoplight with pull chain
Shoplights SL232RTP 80083659463 Metalux 4 ft 2 Lt T8 Trend Plate Shoplight w pc
Shoplights SL232RTP 80083659463 Metalux 4 ft 2 Lt T8 Trend Plate Shoplight w pc

 

Fluorescent Light Recall SLNR232R

Product Category Catalog/Model Number Individual UPC Code Brand Product Description
Shoplights SLNR232R 80083536450 Metalux 4 ft 2 Light Shoplight with 6″ Narrow Re
Shoplights SLNR232R 80083536450 Metalux 4 ft 2 Light Shoplight with 6″ Narrow Re
Shoplights SLNR232R/1 80083536450 Metalux 4′ 2 Lamp shoplight with narrow reflecto
Shoplights SLNR232RCHR 80083623167 Metalux 4 ft 2 Light Shoplight with Chrome Refle

 

Fluorescent Light Recall SLWR232R

Product Category Catalog/Model Number Individual UPC Code Brand Product Description
Shoplights SLWR232R 80083536467 Metalux 4′ 2 Lamp shoplight with wide reflector
Shoplights SLWR232R/1 80083536467 Metalux 4′ 2 Lamp shoplight with wide reflector

 

Consumers may have purchased these Metalux, Portfolio and Utilitech brand light fixtures for between $13 and $67 at Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, True Value and other retail stores nationwide and online from July 2011 through April 2015.

Cooper Lighting is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled fluorescent light fixtures and call (866) 461-7819 or visit the recall website for a free replacement.

 

 

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I’ve spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.