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Recall: Gotham Compact Fluorescent Downlights (Recessed Ceiling Lights)


On 2008-09-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Gotham Compact Fluorescent Downlights (Recessed Ceiling Lights) due to a potential emergency response hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2007 for about $250.00 to $350.00.

About 30,000 units are involved in this Gotham Lighting downlight recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Exit & Emergency Lights category in 2008.

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Gotham Compact Fluorescent Downlights (Recessed Ceiling Lights)
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800)315-4982

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What is the problem?

The relay on the backup battery of the lights could be programmed incorrectly and prevent the lights from functioning in an emergency.

How can I tell if I own this product?

Only Gotham Compact Fluorescent Downlights sold with the optional backup battery pack are included in the recall. The lights are recessed ceiling lights that were manufactured between November 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008.

These items were sold new+ at Electrical distributors and sales representatives nationwide from November 2007 through July 2008 for between $250 and $350.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should inspect the fixtures immediately and contact Gotham Lighting to receive a repair for the light fixture.

For additional information, contact 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


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

No injuries have been reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at


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