May 9, 2007
Cooper Lighting Emergency Lights Recalled, Could Fail to Illuminate in an Emergency
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Contractor's Choice FasTest High Capacity Emergency Lighting Units
Units: About 3,200
Distributor: Cooper Lighting Inc., of Houston, Texas
Hazard: A circuit board in the light could malfunction, preventing the lights from illuminating in the event of a power failure. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in the event of an emergency.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: The CC7NCSD Contractor's Choice FasTest High Capacity Emergency Lighting Unit is an emergency light installed in commercial buildings. The recalled lights have one of the following model numbers written on the inside of the removable front cover:
|CC7NCSD - CC7NCSD0 - CC7NCSD0BK - CC7NCSD0TDM - CC7NCSD1MRT
CC7NCSD208SM - CC7NCSD214 - CC7NCSD216 - CC7NCSD216TDM
CC7NCSD219 - CC7NCSD245 - CC7NCSD279SM - CC7NCSD279SMBK
CC7NCSD279SMSQ - CC7NCSD279SMTDM - CC7NCSD279SMV
CC7NCSD270TM - CC7NCSD279V - CC7NCSD208SMSQ - CC7NCSDAV
CC7NCSDSQ - CC7NCSDBK - CC7NCSDMRT - CC7NCSDMRT2142TDM
CC7NCSDMRT2142V - CC7NCSDMRTV - CC7NCSDSQ245 - CC7NCSDMRT2142
CC7NCSDSQTDM - CC7NCSDTDM - CC7NCSD208SMSQ
Only products with date codes between 12-2005 and 03-2007 are subject to the recall. The date code appears on the circuit board next to the battery pack and is depicted as MM-YYYY-WW. For example, a product manufactured in the third week of August would have the date code "08-2006-03."
Sold at: Authorized distributors nationwide from February 2006 through March 2007 for about $200. Authorized distributors resell and install the lights for commercial end users in facilities such as hotels and office buildings.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Cooper Lighting is contacting customers directly and is providing a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cooper Lighting at (800) 954-7228, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.cooperlighting.com
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