|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |
June 10, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 369-4548
Progress Lighting Recalls Ceiling-Mounted Indoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Fall Posing an Impact 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.
Name of Product: Indoor Ceiling Light Fixtures
Units: About 7,500
Importer: Progress Lighting, of Greenville, S.C.
Hazard: A cable that supports the light fixture from the ceiling can fail, causing the fixture to fall and injure nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Progress Lighting has received five reports of fixtures falling, including a report of an incident where two consumers suffered bruises.
Description: The recall involves the International Series indoor (foyer) light fixtures. The light fixture has metal hardware and frosted white glass. The fixtures use either incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. “Made in/Hecho en/Fabrique aux China” and the model number are written on the packaging and inside the fixture’s canopy, which is attached to the ceiling. Model numbers involved are:
The fixtures were also sold under the Thomasville Lighting brand name.
Sold by: Electrical/lighting distributors and The Home Depot stores nationwide from January 2005 through March 2008 for between $290 and $1,150.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers who have either Progress Lighting’s or Thomasville Lighting’s recalled ceiling lights should carefully remove any of the glass, and contact Progress Lighting to schedule a free inspection and replacement.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Progress Lighting toll-free at (877) 369-4548 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.progresslighting.com