February 10, 2004


Progress Lighting Announces Recall of Fluorescent Light Fixtures


Name of product: Fluorescent Light Bathroom Fixtures

Units: 11,000

Manufacturer: Progress Lighting, of Spartanburg, S.C.

Hazard: The lamp holders on the fluorescent lights can overheat, causing the fixture to melt or burn, presenting a fire hazard.

Description: This recall involves linear light fixtures intended for use in bathrooms. The fixtures were sold in 2-, 3- and 4-foot lengths with a ribbed, plastic lens covering the fluorescent tube. The Progress Lighting catalog numbers are 717430-EBO, 717330-EBO and 717230-EBO. Catalog numbers and manufacturing dates can be found on the UL label located under the plastic lens. Fixtures included in this recall were manufactured from January 1998 through February 2003.

Sold at: Lighting and electrical supply distributors, and home improvement stores by special order from January 1998 through April 2003 for between $225 and $270.

Manufactured in: U.S.A. and Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should contact Progress Lighting for instructions on receiving a free replacement fixture.

Consumer Contact: Call Progress Lighting toll-free at (800) 447-0573 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firmís Web site at http://www.progresslighting.com/img/gfx/recall.jpg.