|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 315-4982
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Gotham Lighting Recalls Compact Fluorescent Recessed Ceiling Lights; Can Fail to Work in an Emergency
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 Products: Gotham Compact Fluorescent Downlights (Recessed Ceiling Lights)
Units: About 30,000
Manufacturer: Gotham Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.
Hazard: The relay on the backup battery of the lights could be programmed incorrectly and prevent the lights from functioning in an emergency.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.
Description: Only Gotham Compact Fluorescent Downlights sold with the optional backup battery pack are included in the recall. The lights are recessed ceiling lights that were manufactured between November 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008.
Sold by: Electrical distributors and sales representatives nationwide from November 2007 through July 2008 for between $250 and $350.
Manufactured in: United States and China
Remedy: Consumers should inspect the fixtures immediately and contact Gotham Lighting to receive a repair for the light fixture.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gotham Lighting at (800) 315-4982 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.gothamlighting.com
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