SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

October 20, 2005 13:26 ET

UL Warns of a Potentially Hazardous Shop Light Which Bears a Counterfeit UL Label

NORTHBROOK, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 20, 2005 -- Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers that the shop light model identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. It does not meet UL requirements and may pose a risk of fire and electric shock.

Name of Product: Model SL 2

Units: Unknown quantity

Manufactured: Manufactured by DM Technology & Energy Inc. for SIMKAR Corporation

Date of Manufacture: Unknown

Hazard: This product has features that do not comply with UL's applicable safety standard and may pose a risk of fire and shock. The product is not eligible to bear the UL Mark.

Identification: On the product: "48" Long Shop Light SL-2" and the counterfeit UL Label marked as follows:

                           (UL) LISTED c (UL)
                             PORTABLE LAMP
                           PORTABLE LUMINAIRE
                           LUMINAIRE PORTATIF
                             ISSUE BH 66982

On the packaging: Identified as "48" Shop Light (fluorescent) Model No. SL-2" marked on the white carton in red lettering. The following features are also highlighted:

--  All steel body
--  5 foot cord & plug included
--  Fully Assembled and Ready to Hang
--  Works with 2-25W, 2-34W, or 2-40W- T12 - 48" Bulbs not included
    

To view pictures of the product, go to www.ul.com/media/newsrel/nr101905.html.

What you should do: UL recommends that users stop using the products immediately and return them to the place of purchase.

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for more than 110 years. UL tests more than 19,000 types of products annually, and more then 19 billion UL Marks appear on products each year. Worldwide, UL's family of companies and its network of service providers include 58 laboratories, and testing and certification facilities.

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