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WARNING: Potentially hazardous fluorescent ballasts

Monday, November 26, 2012

UL is notifying authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), electrical contractors and consumers that the fluorescent ballasts identified below may pose a fire hazard, as they do not comply with UL’s safety requirements for Canada or the States.

The warning involves fluorescent ballasts, Model/Cat.No: DBAG-13P2C and SY-213HPF. It involves about 1300 units manufactured by TDC Power Products Co. Ltd. of Taiwan. The units were manufactured between 2003 and 2010. These ballasts may overheat, posing a risk of fire.

Identification
On the product (Model No. DBAG-13P2C):

TDC Power
Model No. DBAG-13P2C
120VAC 60Hz 0.30Amp
Type 1 Class P, CFL
High power factor
For (2) PL-13W Lamps
TDC Power Products Co. Ltd. 01

E181948
5G01

On the product (Cat. No. SY-213HPF):

Symban
CAT. NO.: SY-213HPF
120VAC 60Hz 0.30Amp
Type 1 Class P, CFL
For (2) PL-13W Lamps
High power factor
MODEL NO: DBAG-13P2C

E181948
5G01

 

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