|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 755-9594
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Streetlights Recalled by Beacon Products Due to Injury Hazard to Passersby
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Pendant-Style Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
Units: About 1,500
Manufacturer: Beacon Products Inc., of Sarasota, Fla.
Hazard: The lighting fixtures could fall from their lamp posts due to a problem with the coupling system used to secure them. This poses a risk of injury for persons beneath the lighting fixtures.
Incidents/Injuries: Beacon Products Inc., has received one reported incident involving an outdoor lighting fixture that fell from its lamp post because its coupling system had failed. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The pendant-style outdoor lighting fixtures were installed by municipalities and developers as subdivision and/or downtown urban streetlights. The lighting fixtures typically appear along sidewalks and smaller avenues. They are made of aluminum and sold in various colors. Some have glass covers. Recalled models include "Cambridge," "Capital," "Coal Miner," Depot," "F-10 Fitter," "F-13 Fitter," "F-21 Fitter," "F-35 Fitter," "Kings Park," "Magna," "Maritas," "Miramar," "Metropolis," "Neptune," "Pierwalk," "Radial Wave" and "Tivoli."
Sold by: Independent commercial lighting agents via catalogs from January 2001 through October 2004 for between $180 and $1,100 per fixture. These lighting fixtures were not sold directly to consumers.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Persons responsible for maintaining outdoor lighting fixtures or streetlights should immediately cordon off the area underneath each lighting fixture and contact Beacon to receive free retrofit kits. Beacon will also reimburse labor costs up to $50 per lighting fixture.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Beacon Products at (877) 755-9594 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.beaconproducts.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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