May 28, 2014 — Lithonia Lighting is recalling about 1.7 million emergency light fixtures after receiving 29 reports of circuit boards overheating and fixtures melting or catching on fire, with one incident resulting in over $100,000 of property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recall affects Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency light fixtures that were manufactured by Acuity Brands Lighting of Conyers, Georgia. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recall notification, the recalled lights are about 12.5-inches wide, 5-inches high and 3.75-inches deep in white or black plastic. They have two incandescent lights and a rechargeable battery.
The lights were sold at Home Depot, W.W. Grainger Inc., and other stores nationwide from March 2010 through February 2014 for $35-55. Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting for detailed instructions on how to identify a recalled light and to receive a repair kit with a new circuit board.
Description of Recalled Products
“ELM or ELM2 appears on the label inside the fixture’s plastic housing above the battery. The recalled units have circuit boards that are green on both sides and either Rev B or Rev C printed in the top left corner. Emergency lights with circuit boards that are beige on one side and ELM2 LED, ELM2 SD and ELM2 WRS fixtures are not included in the recall.”
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