|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2010
Release # 10-154
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 754-0463
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by American Electric Lighting Due to Shock Hazard
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: Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
Units: About 900
Manufacturer/Distributor: American Electric Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., of Conyers, Ga.
Hazard: Improper wiring in the light fixtures poses a shock hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves model AVL outdoor lighting fixtures sold under the American Electric Lighting brand name. The light fixtures are intended for use in parking lots, roadways, commercial environments and office communities. “AVL” is printed on the reflector of each light fixture.
Sold by: Electrical distributors and electrical sales representatives nationwide from September 2008 through September 2009 for between $250 and $800.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately disconnect power to the fixtures and contact American Electric Lighting to schedule a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Electric Lighting at (800) 754-0463 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.americanelectriclighting.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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