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Ace Hardware Recalls LED Clamp Lights Due to Shock and Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Ace Clamp-On LED Work Lights

Hazard: The cord bushing inside the light base could fail, allowing the cord wiring to pull out of the base, exposing bare wire and presenting a shock and fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Ace Hardware toll-free at (888) 827-4223 anytime or email [email protected] or online at www.acehardware.com and click on the Product Recalls link for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Ace-Hardware-Recalls-LED-Clamp-Lights

Recall Details

Units: About 15,000

Description: This recall includes the Ace Clamp-On LED Work Light measuring 3 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep and 2.25 inches high. It has a silver plastic lamp head with black rubber sides and eight LED lights on one side; a black plastic cube-shaped lamp base sized 1.75 inches wide by 2.25 inches deep by 2 inches high, a 6-foot black cord; and silver clamp with black rubber grips. The recalled units are stamped with the model number "DC004" and date code "08/13" on the back of the light base.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported. 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled clamp lights and return them to the local Ace Hardware store for a full refund.

Sold by: Ace Hardware retail stores and other hardware stores nationwide and online at www.acehardware.com from September 2013 to December 2013 for between $10 and $22.

Importer: Ace Hardware Corp. of Oak Brook, Ill.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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