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

August 5, 2008

Chicago Electric halogen light in a box On August 5, 2008 Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif. recalled approximately 58,000 Chicago Electric halogen work lights. The halogen work lights can overheat and melt, and pose a risk of fire and electrical shock to consumers. There have been three reports of incidents in which the recalled halogen work lights overheated and melted. No injuries have been reported.

The halogen work lights are 500 watts. Model number 30858 is included in this recall. The lamp measures 7 inches wide x 5 ½ 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 packaging.

These units were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, Harbor Freight Tools’ catalogs, and at from February 2006 through March 2008 for about $10. They were manufactured in China.

You should immediately stop using the halogen work lights and contact Harbor Freight Tools for a full refund. 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, or email the firm at

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One Response to “Harbor Freight Tools Recalled Their Halogen Work Lights Due to Fire and Shock Hazards”

  1. walter Jackson on February 4th, 2012 3:56 pm

    I have a couple of floor lamps-maybe 10 years old. My friends said she saw a “recall” on tehm a few years ago. There is no serial number or name on them. I do have us patent number on it and a portable lamp number or UL number. how could I look up if it is a recall or where?