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Company Recalls Fluorescent Lamps

Jun 4, 2002 | AP

A Port Chester, N.Y., company is recalling about 18,300 portable fluorescent lamps because they can overheat and short-circuit, which poses a potential fire hazard.

The company, Luxo Corp., has received 10 reports of the lamps overheating, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported Tuesday.

No one was injured, the company said.

The lamps being recalled are 18-watt portable fluorescent lamps that have black plastic housings and mount to a desk or sit on a base.

The lamps bear serial numbers between 198076 and 244871 and between 35500001 and 36003256.

Each lamp's serial number and "MADE IN TAIWAN" can be found on a silver label on the back of the light bulb cover. The lamps have also been sold under the names "Big Dipper" and "Little Dipper."

Office furniture distributors and dealers nationwide sold these lamps from January 2000 through February 2002 for $155 to $170.

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