Recall: Lithonia Lighting Quantum ELM and ELM2 Two-light Emergency Fixture
On 2014-05-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Lithonia Lighting Quantum ELM and ELM2 Two-light Emergency Fixture due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2010 for about $35 to $55.
About 2 million units are involved in this Acuity Lighting emergency light recall. Instance(s) of fires, major property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Exit & Emergency Lights category in 2014.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 615-4501
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What is the problem?
The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Instance(s) of fires, major property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Quantum series ELM and ELM2 emergency light fixtures. They are about 12.5-inches wide, 5-inches high and 3.75-inches deep in white or black plastic and have two incandescent lights and a rechargeable lead acid battery. ELM or ELM2 appears on the label inside the fixture's plastic housing above the battery. The recalled units have circuit boards that are green on both sides and either Rev B or Rev C printed in the top left corner. Emergency lights with circuit boards that are beige on one side and ELM2 LED, ELM2 SD and ELM2 WRS fixtures are not included in the recall.
These items were sold new+ at Electrical distributors, The Home Depot, W.W. Grainger, Inc. stores and other retailers nationwide and online at grainger.com and amazon.com from March 2010 through February 2014 for between $35 and $55.
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 contact Lithonia Lighting to receive detailed instructions on how to locate the circuit board and series name and to order a free repair kit, which includes a new circuit board.
Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (888) 615-4501from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lithonia.com and click on "Quantum ELM/ELM2 Recall Information" on the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Lithonia Lighting has received 29 reports of circuit boards overheating and fixtures melting or catching fire, with one incident resulting in more than $100,000 of property damage to an office building. 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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