Recall: LED light fixtures
On 2017-06-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding LED light fixtures due to a potential Impact hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2016 for about $150 to $200.
About 6,000 units are involved in this Lithonia Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., of Conyers, Ga. light recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Installed Lights & Fixtures category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The plastic diffuser lens can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Lithonia Lighting LBL4W model ceiling light fixtures which are used indoors in commercial applications such as offices, schools, closets, hallways and stairwells. The fixtures are painted white metal and measure about four feet long with a low profile, curved plastic diffuser lens (cover). The plastic diffuser lens measures 4 feet long by 15 inches wide. Only fixtures manufactured between February 2016 and March 2017 are included in this recall. Lithonia Lighting, the model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label attached to the fixture's housing. The date code is in the MM/DD/YY format on the fixture's housing.
These items were sold new+ at Electrical distributors nationwide and online through the commercial desk at 1000Bulbs.com, Amazon.com, ATGStores.com, Build.com, HD.com, ShineRetrofits.com, and Wayfair.com from February 2016 through March 2017 for between $150 and $200.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should remove the lens and contact Lithonia Lighting to receive a free lens to repair the unit. Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the fixtures until the lenses are repaired. A video showing proper lens removal and repair is available at www.lithonia.com/LBL4Wvideo.
Lithonia Lighting toll-free at 888-876-4181 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lithonia.com and click on "LBL4W LED Recall" on the left side of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received six reports of loose or falling diffuser lenses. No injuries have been reported.
+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 CPSC.gov.
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