Harbor Freight Tools, headquartered in Camarillo, Calif., is voluntarily recalling more than 48,500 work lights, sold as magnetic base lights. These lights present electric shock and fire hazards.
The 75-watt light, measuring about 12 inches long, is made of black plastic with a metal bulb reflector. A magnet is connected to a flexible arm. Labeling on the magnetic end of the flexible arm reads in part, "WARNING! LAMP IS HOT...MADE IN CHINA." The light was sold in a white box that contained a Harbor Freight Tools Warranty Notice. The box was labeled in part, "SKU# P 32263 MAGNETIC BASE LIGHT-75 WATT MADE IN CHINA." Harbor Freight Tools stores and catalogs nationwide sold the lights from November 1994 through March 1999 for about $10.
Consumers should stop using the recalled lights immediately. Consumers should return the lights to the store where purchased for a full refund. Catalog customers are being sent written notice of the refund and a $5 coupon. If consumers have questions, they should call Harbor Freight Tools at (800) 444-3353 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.
Harbor Freight Tools
3491 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93012