August 15, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Gotham 8-inch APR/APRH Down Lighting Fixtures
Units: About 4,700
Manufacturer: Gotham Architectural Lighting division of Acuity Lighting Group Inc., of Conyers, Ga.
Hazard: The reflector/trim pieces may not be properly attached to each other. The lower portion of the reflector/trim assembly could detach and fall from the ceiling striking consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Acuity Lighting Group has received three reports of the fixture's reflector parts falling. No injuries have been reported.
Description and Models: The recalled lighting fixtures have clear, black, pewter, wheat, umber, gold or champagne gold finishes on the trim. Only models APR incandescent and APRH high-intensity discharge down lights with 8-inch openings are included in this recall.
Sold at: Lighting and electrical supply distributors between March 2005 and June 2006 for between $85 and $220.
Assembled in: United States
Remedy: Gotham Lighting is directly contacting facility managers and business owners to schedule an inspection and free repair. Contact Gotham Lighting if you have not been contacted yet.
Consumer Contact: For more information, call 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
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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