Product Recall of TuWire ballasts used with dimmable compact fluorescent lights, manufactured by Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.
August 17, 2006
About 28,000 units of TuWire ballasts used with dimmable compact fluorescent lights, manufactured by Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., because they could cause electric shocks when a person changes the light bulb, if the fixture is not properly grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
The ballasts, which are not visible once installed, are used to dim fluorescent lighting fixtures. Fixtures using these ballasts have a 120 VAC application and fixture housings for 26-watt or 32-watt four-pin plug-in fluorescent lamps. They were installed after July 1998. The ballasts were sold by light fixture manufacturers, electrical distributors and electrical contractors around the country between July 1998 and May 2006.
The recall does not include incandescent and halogen lamps or screw-in and straight tube fluorescent lamps.
Do not touch the fixtures. To arrange for a free replacement, call 866-793-4270. For more information, visit: http://www.lutron.com
To see other product recalls visit the Consumer Product Safety Commision’s website: http://www.cpsc.gov.
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