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T5 Fluorescent fixture , 22 7/8" long, UPC 5528400408
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Indoor Lighting
Other Electric Lighting Equipment (4039)
LF, LLC    
Utilitech
T5 Fluorescent Light
0283506
5528400408
 
 
Menards
Unspecified
1/24/2013
Concern is over a T5 fluorescent light fixture distributed by Good Earth Lighting, Inc., 5260 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, Illinois, 60090. It has the UPC 5528400408, and is sold by Menards. It is 110 Volts and designed for under-cabinet use. It is often used under kitchen cabinets and thus may be near a sink, an electrical ground. Internally, the fixture has ground (green) wires so the fixtures may be chained by a 3 wire cord. However, the wall plug for the fixture is only a 2 prong plug so the green wires in the fixture are useless as a safety ground.

If, instead of being plugged into a wall socket, the fixture is hard wired, the body of the fixture will be properly grounded by the removable part of the fixture that contains the electrical parts is not grounded to the body of the fixture.

If a short circuit develops in this fixture, an unreasonable risk of electrocution is presented, particularly for someone in a kitchen using the under-cabinet fixture near a sink.
1/28/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
No Incident, No Injury
Unspecified
Unspecified
Unspecified
Yes
No
No
Contacted retailer who said they would contact manufacturer
No
Yes

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