CPSC recall: Rockler LED light kits pose fire hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. A voluntary recall of LED light kits was announced after discovery of defective wiring.

CPSC alerts product liability lawyers- Rockler Companies Inc. announced voluntary recall of LED light kits.

Washington, D.C.—Rockler Companies, Inc., of Medina, Minnesota and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/ have announced a voluntary recalled of LED light kits. Nearly 2,200 LED light kits were recalled on January 12, 2010, as reported by the CPSC.

The CPSC has urged consumers to stop using the recalled LED light kits immediately unless otherwise instructed after the discovery of defective wiring in the light kits. The defective wiring can cause the battery pack to overheat and explode, which poses a risk of burn and fire. At this time no injuries and/or instances have been reported. This recalled product is described as Rockler LED lights with either an interchangeable spotlight head, or a magnifying head. The recalled product models have stock numbers 26429 (spotlight or 27017 (magnifying). The stock numbers are printed on the products packaging. The LED light kits were sold at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware and other specialty stores across the country from March 2009 through October 2009 for the retail price of $60. All consumers who have purchased the product can contact Rockler Companies at (800) 260-9663 to receive a fee repair kit and installation instructions.

For additional information consumers can also write to Rockler Woodworking and Hardware at 4365 Willow Drive, Medina, Minnesota 55340, or they can call the company at (800) 260-9663.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.