March 17, 1999
Big Roc Tools Inc. Announces Trouble Lights Recall

Big Roc Tools Inc., of Ontario, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 18,600 trouble lights. The lights have undersized, corroded or loose wires and exposed plug blades, presenting fire, shock and electrocution hazards.

The lights are made up of a metal back and metal caged front, with hook. The light's socket and handle are covered with orange plastic, which is attached to an orange electrical cord. There is a receptacle on the light's handle, below the black power switch. The lights are available in cord lengths of 15, 25 and 50 feet. "SJTW-A...16AWGX3C...60" is imprinted on the cord. The lights were packaged in cardboard display sleeves labeled in part, "Heavy Duty Trouble Light...Made in China". Hardware and tool stores nationwide sold the lights from March 1996 through February 1999 for about $5 to $12, depending upon the length.

Consumers should stop using the recalled lights immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For additional information, consumers should contact the company at (800) 333-8889 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.

Big Roc Tools Inc.
1920 Proforma Ave.
Ontario, CA 91761