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Cordelia Lighting recalls Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Light

Starting date:
May 27, 2014
Posting date:
May 27, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Fluorescent shop lights

Product description

This recall involves Commercial Electric brand basic hanging shop lights that use two, 122 centimetre (48-inch), T8, fluorescent lamps. The recalled shop light is a metal light fixture with four plastic lamp sockets and a white finish. It is 123 centimetres (48 inches) long, 11 centimetres (4.25 inches) wide and 6 centimetres (2.5 inches) high and has two 27 centimetre (10.5-inch) long chains for hanging. The lamp sockets must be snapped into place during installation. Model number CESL401-06 and SKU number 201-462 are printed on a white label on the top of the fixture.

Hazard identified

The lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire.

In Canada, Cordelia Lighting has received 462 reports of incidents, including 149 incidents of units smoking, 143 incidents of units catching on fire, 97 incidents of units sparking, 68 incidents of units burning out, and five incidents of units with electrical arcing. No injuries have been reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these lights.

Number sold

Approximately 111,300 of the recalled lights were sold at Home Depot stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2013 through March 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Cordelia Lighting Inc.
Rancho Dominquez

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the shop lights.  Consumers can return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Cordelia Lighting by telephone at 1-800-345-0542, extension 3001 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.