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TROUBLE LIGHT
Home Maintenance and Structures
Tools & Hardware
Trouble Lights or Extension Work Lights (877)
Bayco Products    
BAYCO
SL-406
 
 
[REDACTED], a citizen, brought two Bayco SL-406 trouble lights in to be examined. Both lights were very dark brown, brittle, and broken at the spot closest between the “bulb guard” and the bulb. Though it was very evident that they had been overheated, there were no indications of actual fire.
Both contained 75 watt, 120-130 volt, incandescent, rough house light bulbs.
The manufacturer’s specifications are:
• Durability and Safety tested for the toughest situations
• Designed in the USA with quality materials
• Used in Tactical, Outdoor, Recreation levels
• Rated for Up to a 75-Watt Incandescent Bulb
• Non-Metallic Bulb Guard with Integrated Swivel Hook (both made of polypropylene)
• Exclusive 90-Degree Cord Swivel Makes it Possible to Stand the Light Upright on its Base
• Ergonomic Handle Shape
• 6-Foot Cord, kindly refer user guide for removing the hook from inside the product and placing it outside.
There are two tags on each unit. One states “TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND FIRE PULL PLUG WHEN RELAMPING USE ONLY 75 WATT OR SMALLER BULB” (sic). The second states “DO NOT USE In Hazardous Locations-For Dry Use Only” (sic).
The trouble lights were being used in the engine compartments of two boats to keep the area warm and prevent condensation (a common practice in Northwest Washington). One was laying flat against the hull while the other was suspended in the air. Both overheated and burned holes in their “bulb protectors”. The one laying on the hull caused damage to the fiberglass hull and is considered a “near miss” regarding possibility of fire.
This product appears to be a possible danger to the public and property when the maximum wattage bulb allowed by the manufacturer is used.
3/4/2015
Place of Recreation or Sports 
Incident, No Injury
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  • 4/8/2015
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  • 20150310-6990F-2147434672
Incident Description: March 4, 2015 Citizen brought into the office this morning a drop cord work light that was constructed of all exterior plastic parts including the shield that protects the light bulb from accidental contact. The back side of the of the solid portion of the ... (More)
Product: Trouble Lights or Extension Work Lights (877)
Product Description: Drop cord work light, full plastic including the light shield
Injury Info: Incident, No Injury
Manufacturer / Importer / Private Labeler: Bayco Products
  • REPORT
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  • 4/8/2015
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  • 20150318-AAF49-1474330
Incident Description: March 4, 2015 Citizen brought into the office this morning a drop cord work light that was constructed of all exterior plastic parts including the shield that protects the light bulb from accidental contact. The back side of the of the solid portion of the ... (More)
Product: Light Bulbs (627)
Product Description: Phillips , rough house, 75Watt, 120-130 volts light bulb
Injury Info: Incident, No Injury
Manufacturer / Importer / Private Labeler: Philips Lighting Company
Business Comments:
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