|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2005
Release # 05-133
|Firm's Hotline: 866-799-6173
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: High Intensity Discharge (HID) light fixtures with acrylic reflectors
Units: About 120,000
Manufacturer: Lithonia Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.
Hazard: The cord of the light fixture can drip plasticizer fluid onto the light fixture, which can degrade the acrylic reflector, causing it to crack and fall. Falling pieces of acrylic can injure a person below the fixture.
Incidents/Injuries: Lithonia has received reports of about 336 fixtures in which acrylic reflectors cracked, including reports of about 24 acrylic reflectors or pieces falling from fixtures. No injuries have been reported.
Description: These are indoor HID light fixtures with acrylic reflectors and cords. They are generally used in locations such as retail spaces, light manufacturing areas, warehouse spaces, and gymnasiums. Only certain models of specific wattage lights are included in the recall. Recalled fixtures have a date of manufacture from June 3, 1999 through May 31, 2002. Check the Lithonia Web site for a list of the specific model and wattage combinations included.
Sold By: Lighting and electrical supply distributors nationwide from June 1999 through May 2002 for between $100 and $320.
Manufactured in: USA and Mexico
Remedy: Building owners and managers with recalled fixtures should contact Lithonia Lighting to verify that the fixtures are included in the recall and to arrange for a replacement of the cord, and if necessary, the reflector. Lithonia Lighting and its distributors are directly notifying customers who purchased the recalled fixtures.
Consumer Contact: Call Lithonia Lighting toll-free at 866-799-6173 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to their Web site at www.lithonia.com/HIDCordRecall
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