UL Warns of Counterfeit Compact Fluorescent Lamps



    NORTHBROOK, Ill., Feb. 20 /CNW/ -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is
notifying consumers that compact fluorescent lamps, identified below, bear a
counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. The products also have a
counterfeit EMC mark. These lamps have not been evaluated for safety by UL and
are not eligible to bear the UL Mark.

    
     Name of Product:         Compact Fluorescent Lamp
     Number of Units:         Unknown quantity
     Manufacturer:            Unknown
     Date of Manufacture:     Unknown
    


    
    Identification of Counterfeit Product:
    
    On the product: The product is marked with a counterfeit UL Mark and the
following information:

    
                                  c  UL  us
                                    LISTED
    

    
                                     14CW
                                    PF>0.9
    


    
    The lamps also have the following markings:
    

    
                         8W A19 110-130 V CL 50/60 Hz
                                   Dimmable
                                  SH O12807
    

    
                               CONTAINS MERCURY
                               NOT FOR AMERICA
    

    
                                     EMC
                               EUR-USA-JPN-AUS
    
    Sold at: The products are known to be sold by Blanchard Distributing and
may also be sold by other retailers.
    What You Should Do: UL recommends that consumers stop using the product
immediately and return it to the place of purchase.
    Photo of the Product: Photos of the compact florescent lamps that bear a
counterfeit UL Mark and a counterfeit EMC Mark are available here:
http://www.ul.com/newsroom/newsrel/nr022009.html
    Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety
certification organization that has been testing products and writing
Standards for Safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types
of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL
Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers' products each year. UL's worldwide
family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory,
testing and certification facilities serving customers in 98 countries. For
more information, visit: http://www.UL.com/newsroom.

    
     MEDIA CONTACT:
     Joe Hirschmugl
     Global Media Relations Manager
     Underwriters Laboratories
     Phone: +1 847 664-1508
     E-mail: Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com

    




For further information:

For further information: Joe Hirschmugl, Global Media Relations Manager
of Underwriters Laboratories, +1-847-664-1508, Joseph.F.Hirschmugl@us.ul.com
Web Site: http://www.UL.com

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