Cooper Lighting Recalls Emergency and Exit Lights; Could Fail to Stay Illuminated in an Emergency

August 12, 2008
Alert #08-598
 

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.

12UEL1SD24X CHEL1WHSDTDM UEL1WHSDV
12UEL1SD24XTDM UELBKSD LPX70RBKDHSD
12UEL1SD24XWH UEL1BKSDHAZTDM LPX70RBKDHSD2146
6CHEL1SD24 UEL1BKSDTDM LPX70RWHDHSD
6CHEL1SD24WH UEL1SD LPX70RWHDHSD2146
AEL1BKSD UEL1SDA LPX70RWHDHSDMRT
AEL1BZSD UEL1SDAV LPXH70RBKDHSD
AEL1BZSDTDM UEL1SDC LPXH70RBKDHSD284
AEL1SD UEL1SDHAZ LPXH70RBKSD
AEL1SDTDM UEL1SDHAZTDM LPXH70RWHDHSD
AEL1WHSD UEL1SDTDM LPXH70RWHDHSD212
AEL1WHSDTDM UEL1SDV LPXH70RWHDHSD214
CHEL1BKSD UEL1WHSD LPXH70RWHDHSD2146
CHEL1SD UEL1WHSDAV LPXH70RWHDHSD284
CHEL1SDTDM UEL1WHSDHAZ LPXH70RWHDHSDMRT2139
CHEL1WHSD UEL1WHSDTDM LPXH70RWHSD

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

Picture of Recalled “Sure-Lite” and “AtLite” Exit and Emergency Light

Picture of Recalled “Sure-Lite” and “AtLite” Exit and Emergency Light

Picture of Recalled “Sure-Lite” and “AtLite” Exit and Emergency Light

Picture of Recalled “Sure-Lite” and “AtLite” Exit and Emergency Light

Picture of Recalled “Sure-Lite” and “AtLite” Exit and Emergency Light