September 22, 1999
New Buffalo Corp., Recalls Work Lights

New Buffalo Corp., of Chesterfield Mo., is recalling about 2,800 Buffalo Fluorescent Work Lights. These lights can have undersized wiring and exposed electrical parts on the plug, posing a shock and fire hazard.

They are a 16- inch fluorescent tube light with wire hanger for use in awkward locations. These Buffalo Fluorescent Work Lights have model number PL-16 written on the packaging. The light fixture is about 19.5 inches long, and has yellow plastic caps on each end. It has a yellow cord and two "S" hook hangers. A red insert sold in the plastic tube of the light reads, "INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF MODEL 15D" and "Featuring new push- button starter." In addition, the light's packaging reads, "BUFFALO," "Stays Cool," "Glare Free," "New Buffalo Corporation" and "MADE IN TAIWAN." Hardware and auto supply stores sold the lights nationwide between March 1996 and December 1998 for about $13.

Consumers should immediately stop using these Buffalo work lights, and return them to the firm for a full refund plus postage. For more information, consumers should call New Buffalo Corp. at (800) 568- 6657 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.