Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by American Electric Lighting Due to Shock Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2010
Release # 10-154
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 754-0463
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by American Electric Lighting Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

Units: About 900

Manufacturer/Distributor: American Electric Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: Improper wiring in the light fixtures poses a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves model AVL outdoor lighting fixtures sold under the American Electric Lighting brand name. The light fixtures are intended for use in parking lots, roadways, commercial environments and office communities. “AVL” is printed on the reflector of each light fixture.

Sold by: Electrical distributors and electrical sales representatives nationwide from September 2008 through September 2009 for between $250 and $800.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately disconnect power to the fixtures and contact American Electric Lighting to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Electric Lighting at (800) 754-0463 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.americanelectriclighting.com

Picture of recalled light fixture