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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 01-13-2010 07:27 AM 1746 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rockler Companies Recalls LED Light Kits Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2010
Release # 10-108

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 260-9663
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Rockler Companies Recalls LED Light Kits Due to Burn and Fire 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 products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: LED light kits

Units: About 2,200

Distributor: Rockler Companies Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Hazard: Defective wiring in the light kits can cause the battery pack to overheat and explode, posing a risk of burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Rockler LED lights with either an interchangeable spotlight head or a magnifying head. Models included in the recall have stock numbers 26429 (spotlight or 27017 (magnifying). Stock numbers are printed on the light’s packaging.

Sold at: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware and other specialty stores nationwide from March 2009 through October 2009 for about $60.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED light kits and call Rockler Companies to receive a free repair kit and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rockler Companies at (800) 260-9663 anytime. Consumers can also write to Rockler Woodworking and Hardware at 4365 Willow Drive, Medina, Minn 55340

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10108.html

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WoodSparky

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 12:53 PM

I almost bought one of those lights, but the comments were that they were not bright enough, maybe on fire they would be.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 09:53 PM

WoodSparky, you might be able to achieve 1,000,000,000 candlepower once the LEDs go up in flame!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 01-14-2010 12:27 AM

Whew! I was looking at this one to install on my Ridgid Drill Press and Rikon Band saw.

Do any of you know of similar LED lamp that won’t burn my shop down. I don’t mind if it has to plug in to 115 Volts.

Do any of you have experience with the LED lamp at Woodcraft?
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2021277/26141/WoodRiver--LED-Dual-Power-Shop-Light.aspx

Thanks

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#4 posted 01-14-2010 01:14 AM

Viking, I went with the Multi-lamp from WoodCraft. It is well built and stays in place. In fact I have to slide it off my lathe. The magent will not allow you to just pick it up.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 01:19 AM

Woodsparky;

Yes, saw that one online and liked it. Does yours take a standard light bulb?

Did you look at the Woodcraft Magnetic or Clip On Base Work Light?

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2003199/1641/Magnetic-or-Clip-On-Base-Work-Light.aspx

Thanks

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 01:57 AM

The one I bought was about 60 Clams and you have to get the magnet seperatly

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2004273/8816/Multi-Lamp.aspx

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 02:09 AM

Hi all, this is just an attempt to help, so don’t hammer me too hard for my cheapskate ways. I don’t have a bandsaw, but I use a gooseneck lamp from any dept. store on just about everything in my shop. The kind meant to clamp to a kid’s desk. They’re about $10 and have pretty good clamping pressure. No magnets, however. They are especially good for my SCMS, I clamp it to the carry handle on top and the light stays where I want it no matter the degree, right or left.

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#8 posted 01-14-2010 05:48 AM

Hey Nailbanger , we all got to do what we got to do. I must admit that I am guilty of stealing my wife’s spent shampoo bottles for glue and other liquid despensers. I have also tried the painter’s clamp on lamps, just couldn’t get the light were I needed it. SO, I got this little beast and it works out great. I can twist it in a pretzel to shine into a hollow form that I am turning, just to make sure I got that little nub at the bottom. Boy, we really skewed this posting. Not the 1st, not the last.

Tom

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 05:58 AM

I bought one from Woodcraft and love it… even did a review of it here Looks alot like the Rockler one, but I dont know… no flames and mine is plenty bright. I would buy another one in a heart beat.

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