Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Emergency Exit Signs Recalled by Best Lighting Products Due to Failure to Illuminate

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: LHQM LED Exit Signs with Emergency Lights

Units: About 450

Manufacturer: Best Lighting Products, of Pataskala, Ohio

Distributor: Lithonia Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc. of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: The fixtures can malfunction and fail to illuminate 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 the event of an emergency.

Incidents/Injuries: There were ten reports of signs malfunctioning during testing after installation. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled exit signs have emergency lights fixed at either end with "EXIT" in red or green in the center. The fixtures are installed in commercial buildings, such as hotels and office buildings. Affected model numbers can be found on a label affixed inside the fixture housing and on the outside of the packaging, and include: LHQM LED G M6, LHQM LED R M6 and LHQM LED R HO M6. Affected models have the following date codes on the inside fixture housing: 1003S10, 1004S10 or 1005S10. Dates on the packaging carton include any calendar dates in March, April or May 2010.

Sold to: Authorized distributors nationwide from January 2011 through May 2011 for $100 to $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (800) 334-8694 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.lithonialighting.com