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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

or write

CPSC
4330 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814

 
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