FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2004
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: High Intensity Discharge (HID) light fixtures with acrylic lenses and/or reflectors
Units: About 52,600
Manufacturer: Lithonia Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.
Hazard: A component in the light fixture can leak fluid, which can degrade the acrylic lenses and reflectors, causing them to crack and fall. Falling pieces of acrylic can injure someone below the fixture.
Incidents/Injuries: Lithonia is aware of 42 incidents where pieces of acrylic fell from fixtures. One person suffered a laceration on his forehead when a piece of an acrylic lens fell.
Description: These are Indoor HID light fixtures with acrylic lenses and/or reflectors. They are generally used in industrial and commercial locations such as retail spaces, warehouses, and gymnasiums. Only certain models of specific wattage lights are included in the recall. Check the Lithonia Web site for a list of the specific model and wattage combinations included. All recalled fixtures were manufactured in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and have a date of manufacture from November 2002 through October 2003. The models, wattages, city and date of manufacture, and "Lithonia" can be found on a label attached to the ballast housing. This recall also includes certain ballast repair kits.
Sold by: Lighting and electrical supply distributors nationwide from November 2002 through February 2004.
Manufactured In: USA
Remedy: Building owners and managers with recalled fixtures should contact Lithonia to verify that the fixtures are included in the recall and arrange for a replacement of the fixture or faulty component. Lithonia and their distributors are directly notifying customers who purchased the recalled fixtures.
Consumer Contact: Call Lithonia Lighting at (866) 345-1194 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to their Web site at www.lithonia.com/indoorHIDacrylicrecall/
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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