CPSC and Industry Announce Corrective Action To Improve Safety of Halogen
Torchiere Floor Lamps. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/phtml97/97173.html
April 30, 1998.
Abstract: This article provides information about the dangers
of halogen lamps. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) improved their safety standards
for halogen lamps on February 5, 1997. A glass or wire guard is included
with halogen lamps manufactured after this date to prevent the bulb from
coming in contact with flammable materials. The CPSC encourages all owners
of halogen lamps to obtain a glass or wire shield if their lamps do not
already have one.
This article also provides safety tips for the use of a halogen lamp.
Halogen lamps should never be placed near curtains, drapes, bedding, and
clothing should not be placed over the lamp. A halogen lamp should never
be left on unattended. Children and pets should not come in contact with
the lamps to prevent them from being knocked over. Only bulbs of 300 watts
or less should be used in a halogen lamp.
For more information, contact:
CPSC hotline 1-800-638-2772 or visit http://www.cpsc.gov
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814