|August 12, 2008
Cooper Lighting Recalls Emergency and Exit Lights; Could Fail to Stay Illuminated in an Emergency
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: “Sure-Lite” and “AtLite” Exit and Emergency Lights
Units: About 9,000
Distributor: Cooper Lighting Inc., of Peachtree City, Ga.
Hazard: The lights can malfunction and not stay illuminated in the event of a power failure. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in an emergency.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled emergency and exit lights are installed in commercial buildings such as hotels and office buildings. The recall includes the following model numbers, which are written on the inside of the removable front cover.
The date code is located inside the housing and is formatted as XXXX-DDD-YY. For example, the date code “6746-356-07” means the product was manufactured on the 356th day of 2007. Only products with date codes between the 240th day of 2007 and the 101st day of 2008 are included in the recall.
Sold to: Authorized distributors nationwide from September 2007 through June 2008. Distributors resold and installed the lights for between $200 and $500.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Cooper Lighting is contacting customers directly and is providing a free replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cooper Lighting at (800) 954-7228 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web sites at www.surelites-lighting.com or www.atlite-lighting.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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