|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2005
Release # 05-109
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 347-5483
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: Ceiling Light Fixtures
Units: About 2,700
Manufacturer: Sea Gull Lighting Products Inc., of Riverside, N.J.
Hazard: Due to a manufacturing defect in a component part, the light fixture could fall and strike a person beneath the light fixture. The fixture also poses a laceration risk if the lamp breaks.
Incidents/Injuries: Sea Gull Lighting has received two reports of light fixtures falling. There have been no reports of injuries.
Description: The light fixtures were sold in a variety of styles and shapes and hang from the ceiling. Only models 31021-794, 31022-794, 66022-794, 5217-02, 5217-746 and 5217-786 are included in the recall due to a component part problem with the screw collar. The model number is printed on the inside of the light canopy, the round plate that attaches the light fixture to the ceiling, and on the light fixture packaging and receipts.
Sold at: Home improvement outlets, lighting showrooms and contractors nationwide. Contractors sold and installed the 5217 model fixtures from October 2003 through October 2004, and the 31021, 31022 and 66022 models from June 2004 through October 2004 for between $300 and $400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Sea Gull Lighting to receive instructions on having the recalled ceiling light fixtures repaired by a licensed electrician.
Consumer Contact: Sea Gull Lighting at (800) 347-5483 between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.seagulllighting.com.
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