Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Progress Lighting Recalls Ceiling-Mounted Indoor Light Fixtures; Lights Can Fall Posing an Impact Hazard

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:

P2854-09EBWB P3443-09 P4263-09
P2855-09EBWB P3444-09 P4264-09
P2856-09EBWB P3445-09 P4265-09
P2859-09EBWB P3789-09 P4265-09EXP
P2860-09EBWB P3790-09
P2861-09EBWB P3791-09

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

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