SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

April 21, 2008 15:00 ET

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Portable Work Lights

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers that portable 500-watt halogen work lights manufactured by Shanghai Xiangshan Industries may pose a risk of fire and electric shock. These lights do not comply with UL requirements and are not eligible to bear the UL Mark.

Name of Product: Chicago Electric Shop Light

Units: Unknown quantity

Date of Manufacture: January 2004 to present

Manufacturer: Shanghai Xiangshan Industries, Ltd.

Hazard: These shop lights may overheat and pose a risk of fire and electrical shock.

Identification:

On the product:

The shop lights bear a label with the UL Listing Mark and the following information:

LISTED
E163392
WORK LIGHT
8F94

On the packaging:

The packaging has the following information:

#197534
Chicago Electric
500 Watt
Halogen Shop Light
Item #30858

Please click the following link to see photos of the product:

http://www.ul.com/newsroom/newsrel/nr042108.html

What You Should Do: UL recommends consumers stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.

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