View Full Version : CPSC - Harbor Freight Halogen Work Light Recall

08-06-2008, 07:24 AM

Thought I would pass this CPSC Recall notice on to all of you as there have been postings regarding purchases of other items from Harbor Freight by some of our members. Just in case someone out there has purchased one of these lights, here is the recall:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

August 5, 2008
Release #08-353

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 444-3353
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Halogen Work Lights Recalled by Harbor Freight Tools Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

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

Name of Product: Chicago Electric Halogen Work Lights

Units: About 58,000

Distributor: Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif.

Hazard: The halogen work lights can overheat and melt, and pose a risk of fire and
electrical shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been three reports of incidents in which the recalled
halogen work lights overheated and melted. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The halogen work lights are 500 watts. Model number 30858 is included
in this recall. The lamp measures 7 inches wide x 5 inches high and is mounted
on a yellow frame. "UL Listed E163392" and "Work Light 8F95"
is printed on a sticker on the back. The model number is printed on the light's

Sold at: Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, Harbor Freight Tools' catalogs,
and at www.harborfreight.com (http://www.harborfreight.com/) from February 2006 through March 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the halogen work lights and contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Harbor Freight Tools at (800)
444-3353 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's
Web site at www.harborfreight.com (http://www.harborfreight.com/), or email the firm at recalls@harborfreight.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product,
please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08353.html (http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08353.html)


Uncle Rog
08-06-2008, 11:49 AM
I have several of that type of light, from other sources, and have always been wary of them. None of them seem to be made very well and they get hotter than ...... I only use them in pretty open spaces with lots of clearance.