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


    The lamps also have the following markings:

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

                               CONTAINS MERCURY
                               NOT FOR AMERICA

    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:
    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.

     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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