June 2014 - Code Compliance


Lithonia Lighting Recalls Emergency Lights Due to Fire Hazard

June 1, 2014

Recall Details

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Description

This recall involves the Quantum® series ELM and ELM2 emergency light fixtures. They are about 12.5-inches wide, 5-inches high and 3.75-inches deep in white or black plastic and have two incandescent lights and a rechargeable lead acid battery. ELM or ELM2 appears on the label inside the fixture’s plastic housing above the battery. The recalled units have circuit boards that are green on both sides and either Rev B or Rev C printed in the top left corner. Emergency lights with circuit boards that are beige on one side and ELM2 LED, ELM2 SD and ELM2 WRS fixtures are not included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries

Lithonia Lighting has received 29 reports of circuit boards overheating and fixtures melting or catching fire, with one incident resulting in more than $100,000 of property damage to an office building. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting 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.

Sold at

Electrical distributors, The Home Depot, W.W. Grainger, Inc. stores and other retailers nationwide and online at grainger.com and amazon.com from March 2010 through February 2014 for between $35 and $55.

Manufacturer

Acuity Brands Lighting, of Conyers, Ga.