Potential Fall Hazard in Lithonia Light Fixture Leads to Recall
An overhead light fixture is being recalled by its manufacturer due to a fall risk.
Lithonia Lighting is issuing the recall for JHBL LED fixtures due to the fact that the metal hub used to mount the light fixtures to the ceiling can break and allow the fixture to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact. The manufacturer is including about 6,500 units in the recall.
The light fixtures measure 16-inches high by 22-inches wide and weigh about 40 pounds. The potentially dangerous fixtures were manufactured between August 2014 and June 20, 2015.Manufacture dates are located on the product label near the top of the light fixture. Products shipped after June 20, 2015 are not included in the recall.
Consumers could purchase these items at electrical distributors nationwide from August 2014 through June 2015 for about $520.
Lithonia Lighting has received eight reports of hubs on the light fixture breaking, including four reports of the fixtures falling. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately contact Lithonia Lighting to receive a free chain to secure the fixture to the ceiling. The company is contacting all known customers.
Customers with questions about the recall can contact Lithonia Lighting at (800) 315-4963.