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Lutron Tu Wire ballasts used with dimmable compact fluorescent lights

Código SIAR: 19730
Categoría: Artículos eléctricos y de Iluminación
País Notificante: Estados Unidos de América
URL de la Fuente: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2006/Tu-Wire-Dimming-Ballasts-Used-With-Compact-Fluorescent-Lights-Recalled-for-Shock-Hazard
Fecha de Publicación: 16 ago, 2006
País de Origen del Producto: Estados Unidos de América
Número de Lote / Código de Barras: 027557111379
Fabricante: Lutron Electronics
Descripción del Defecto: Tu-Wire® Dimming Ballasts Used With Compact Fluorescent Lights Recalled for Shock Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2006 Release #06-235 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 793-4270 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Tu-Wire® Dimming Ballasts Used With Compact Fluorescent Lights Recalled for Shock Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Tu-Wire® ballasts used with dimmable compact fluorescent lights Units: About 28,000 units Manufacturer: Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., of Coopersburg, Pa. Hazard: These ballasts, if not properly grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code, can present a risk of electric shock to persons who come in contact with the ballast or with a light fixture that incorporates the ballast, such as when a consumer changes a fluorescent lamp bulb. Incidents/Injuries: None reported Description: The recalled ballast is used to dim compact fluorescent lighting fixtures. The ballasts are not visible once installed. The ballasts were included with light fixtures sold under numerous brand names. Consumers should not touch these fixtures, since they could pose a shock hazard. The fixtures with these ballasts have a 120 VAC application, the fixture housing is for a 26W or 32W four-pin plug-in compact fluorescent lamp installed after July 1998. Most of the lights were sold for commercial use, though some were sold for consumer use. This recall does not involve light fixtures containing incandescent or halogen lamps or fixtures with screw-in compact fluorescent lamps or straight tube (linear) fluorescent lamps. Sold by: Light fixture manufacturers, electrical distributors and electrical contractors nationwide from July 1998 through May 2006 for about $120. Manufactured In: Puerto Rico Remedy: Consumers should not touch these fixtures, since they could pose a shock hazard. Consumers should contact Lutron Electronics to arrange for free replacement of the recalled ballasts. Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Lutron Electronics toll-free at (866) 793-4270 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.lutron.com Recessed ceiling fixtures representative of the majority of affected fixtures