Emergency Lights Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Lithonia Lighting has announced the recall of approximately 1.7 million units of its Quantum-brand two-light emergency light fixtures. The fixtures were manufactured in Mexico and imported into the U.S. by Acuity Brands Lighting of Conyers, GA. According to a recall notice issued by Lithonia and posted on the website of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the circuit board in the light fixture can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignited nearby items, thereby posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Lithonia says that it has received 29 separate reports of circuit boards overheating and fixtures melting or catching fire. In one incident, a resulting fire caused more than $100,000 in property damage. However, there have been no reports of injuries. The recalled emergency light fixtures were sold through electrical distributors, and at The Home Depot, W.W. Granger stores and other retailers nationwide, as well as online at grainger.com and amazon.com from March 2010 through February 2014 for between $35 and $55. Read further details about the recall of approximately 1.7 million units of Quantum-brand two-light emergency light fixtures.

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