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#148439 - 03/14/05 04:16 AM Recall of Indoor HID Light Fixture Cords
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Loc: Ohio, USA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2005
Release # 05-133 Firm's Hotline: 866-799-6173
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Lithonia Lighting Announce Recall of Indoor HID Light Fixture
Cords

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed.

Name of product: High Intensity Discharge (HID) light fixtures with
acrylic reflectors

Units: About 120,000

Manufacturer: Lithonia Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: The cord of the light fixture can drip plasticizer fluid onto
the light fixture, which can degrade the acrylic reflector, causing it
to crack and fall. Falling pieces of acrylic can injure a person below
the fixture.

Incidents/Injuries: Lithonia has received reports of about 336 fixtures
in which acrylic reflectors cracked, including reports of about 24
acrylic reflectors or pieces falling from fixtures. No injuries have
been reported.

Description: These are indoor HID light fixtures with acrylic reflectors
and cords. They are generally used in locations such as retail spaces,
light manufacturing areas, warehouse spaces, and gymnasiums. Only
certain models of specific wattage lights are included in the recall.
Recalled fixtures have a date of manufacture from June 3, 1999 through
May 31, 2002. Check the Lithonia Web site for a list of the specific
model and wattage combinations included.

Sold By: Lighting and electrical supply distributors nationwide from
June 1999 through May 2002 for between $100 and $320.

Manufactured in: USA and Mexico

Remedy: Building owners and managers with recalled fixtures should
contact Lithonia Lighting to verify that the fixtures are included in
the recall and to arrange for a replacement of the cord, and if
necessary, the reflector. Lithonia Lighting and its distributors are
directly notifying customers who purchased the recalled fixtures.

Consumer Contact: Call Lithonia Lighting toll-free at 866-799-6173
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to their Web
site at www.lithonia.com/HIDCordRecall

To view this recall online, please go to our website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05133.html
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