Lithonia Lighting recall

Friday, March 11th 2005, 3:01 pm
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Lithonia Lighting is recalling about 120,000 lights after receiving several reports of pieces falling from the fixtures, the government said Friday.

The cord of the High Intensity Discharge fixtures _ generally used in places such as stores, warehouses and gymnasiums _ can drip plasticizer fluid that can damage the light's acrylic reflector and cause pieces to crack and fall on people.

The Conyers, Ga.-based company has learned of at least 336 incidents of reflectors cracking, including about two dozen incidents of pieces falling, though no injuries have been reported, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

The indoor fixtures, manufactured in Mexico and the United States from June 3, 1999, to May 31, 2002, were sold nationwide by lighting and electrical supply distributors for $100 to $320.

For more information or to arrange for replacement parts, consumers can call the manufacturer, a division of Acuity Brands Inc., at 866-799-6173, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.