1.7 million emergency lights recalled - WRBL

1.7 million emergency lights recalled

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Lithonia Lighting is recalling about 1.7 million emergency lights. The company says the lights are a fire hazard.  The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Lithonia Lighting has received 29 reports of circuit boards overheating and fixtures melting or catching fire. One incident resulted in more than $100,000 of property damage to an office building. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves the Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture.

Consumers are advised to stop using the product and contact Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (888) 615-4501from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at http://www.lithonia.com to receive detailed instructions on how to locate the circuit board and series name and to order a free repair kit, which includes a new circuit board.

The product was sold at electrical distributors, The Home Depot, W.W. Grainger, Inc. stores and other retailers nationwide and online from March 2010 through February 2014 for between $35 and $55.

Teresa Whitaker

In addition to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights, Teresa serves as the Healthwatch reporter for WRBL. More>>

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