SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

July 01, 2008 13:00 ET

UL Warns of Counterfeit Desk Lamps

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that certain sports-themed desk lamps identified below bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. These desk lamps have not been evaluated for safety by UL.

Name of Product: Desk Lamp, model NHL-XXX-503. NOTE: XXX represents a combination of three letters, such as "LHN."

Units: Unknown quantity

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: Unknown

Identification: The counterfeit desk lamps reference the product as a "Cord Set." Those authorized to bear the UL Mark reference the product as a "Portable Luminaire."

On the Product:

The counterfeit lamps have a holographic label with the UL Mark for the United States and Canada on the base. The label includes the following information:

E84516
c  UL us
LISTED
CORD SET
STP-2
18AWG/2C
105C
VW-1
CSALL110850
FT2

On the Packaging:

The packaging includes the following information:

UL
Indoor Use Only
Pour utilization
a l'interieur seulement

To view photos of the unauthorized products, click here: http://www.ul.com/newsroom/newsrel/nr070108.html

Where Sold: The products are known to have been sold online by The Memory Company (http://www.memorycompany.com).

What You Should Do: UL recommends consumers stop using these products immediately and return them to the place of purchase.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product, safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 71,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 62 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 99 countries. For more information, visit: www.UL.com/newsroom.

Contact Information

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