Lithonia Lighting Recalls Commercial Luminaires Due to Risk of Injury
to date, 107 instances of plastic lenses falling from the luminaire have been reported
Lithonia Lighting has issued a recall of approximately 398,000 units of their BLT series luminaires. The plastic lens on the luminaire can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact.
The luminaries are intended to be used for indoor and commercial applications, such as office buildings, schools, and stores. The low-profile, recessed LED luminaire is a metal light fixture in a white finish with a rounded or square plastic lens. The fixtures measure about 1, 2, or 4 feet long and 1, 1.5, or 2 feet wide.
Only non-sensor luminaires with a manufacture date from October 2015 through August 2016 are included in this recall. Lithonia Lighting, the model and date of manufacture can be found on a label attached to the fixture's housing and on the product packaging. The date code on the fixture's housing's label is in a MM/DD/YY format. The date code on the packaging is in a YYYY/MM/DD format.
The company has received 107 reports of plastic lenses falling from the luminaire, to date. Thus far, no injuries have been reported.
The recalled BLT series luminaires were sold at lighting and electrical supply distributors nationwide and online from October 2015 through August 2016 for between $150 and $250.
Owners of the recalled fixtures should remove the lens and contact Lithonia Lighting to receive a free repair kit to secure the original lens. Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the fixtures until the lenses are removed or the luminaires are repaired.
For additional help, a video showing proper lens removal and installation of the repair kit is available on the firm's website at www.lithonia.com/bltvideo.
Consumers with any additional concerns or questions can contact Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (844) 675-2339.