|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 954-7228
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: Chain sets sold with Metalux light fixtures
Units: About 5,000
Distributor: Cooper Lighting LLC, of Peachtree City, Ga.
Hazard: An "S" hook on the chain connecting the fixture to the ceiling can straighten when subjected to high impact forces, resulting in the light fixture falling. This poses an injury hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of light fixtures having one chain detached or the fixture falling. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the AYC or HBAYC model chain set for use in a gymnasium or similar recreational facility with one of the following Metalux commercial light fixtures: F-Bay HB/2HB; F-Bay 2HBHD; F-Bay HBE; F-Bay HBHT; F-Bay HBI; F-Bay HBL; F-Bay 2HE Series 2HE; Arctic Bay AB; or Arctic Bay ABI.
Sold at: Authorized distributors nationwide from May 2006 through March 2010 for between $1.50 and $3.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should contact Cooper Lighting immediately for free replacement "S" hooks for all fixtures located within gymnasiums and similar recreational facilities. Maintenance personnel in these facilities should inspect the fixtures immediately and take down any units with straightened "S" hooks.
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 visit the firm's Web site at http://www.metalux-lighting.com/ (pdf)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product 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 deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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