|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 522-1368
LED Lights Recalled by Plan 9 Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms 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: E Lights
Units: About 340
Manufacturer: Plan 9 Inc., of White Salmon, Wash.
Hazard: The circuit board in the lights can overheat, posing a risk of fire.
Description: The E Light is a 12-Volt DC light fixture with recessed LEDs typically mounted on the ceiling or under a counter. The recalled light is a flat, white rectangle with three LEDs (in the three-watt model) or six LEDs (in the 6-watt model).
Sold at: Various recreational vehicle parts retailers nationwide or the Backwoods Solar Electric Systems Web site from February 2006 through May 2007 for between $40 and $60.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn the power off at the circuit breaker and contact Plan 9 for instructions on returning the product to the firm for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Plan 9 toll-free at (866) 522-1368 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.E-Light-Recall.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.