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"Recall Alerts"

01-08-2013

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Neon Sign Power Supply Transformers Made by HEICO lighting Recalled Due To Fire Hazard


(1) NEON SIGN POWER SUPPLY TRANSFORMERS MADE BY HEICO LIGHTING RECALLED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD

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: Power Supply Transformers

Units: About 3,900

Distributors: Denco Sales; Graphic Solution; Hart Supply; Interstate Electric; Montroy Supply Co; N.Glantz & Son; Pioneer Supply; Reece Supply Co; Sun Supply; Tubelite Co.

Manufacturer: HEICO lighting, a division of EMD Technologies, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Hazard: The transformers do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire risk.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves neon power supply transformers designed to power commercial signs. They are in black metal boxes about 4.5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide with rows of vents on all sides. "HEICO LIGHTING™" and the model information are printed on a plate on the transformer. The recalled models include PLATINUM-9000-30, PLATINUM-10000-30, PLATINUM-12000-30, TFT-04PL-6000-30, and TFT-06PL-9000-30.

Sold by: HEICO lighting directly to ten distributors nationwide from December 2011 through May 2012 for between $60 and $150.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumer should stop using these recalled power supply transformers and unplug them immediately until a free replacement transformer has been professionally installed. Contact HEICO lighting to schedule the free installation of a replacement transformer.

Consumer Contact: HEICO lighting™; toll-free at (800) 665-1166, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.heicolighting.com and click on Products for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13088.html



HEICO Lighting power supply transformer, model PLATINUM-10000-30

HEICO Lighting power supply transformer, model PLATINUM-10000-30



HEICO Lighting power supply transformer, model TFT-06PL-9000-30

HEICO Lighting power supply transformer, model TFT-06PL-9000-30


DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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