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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2010
Release # 10-154
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 754-0463
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Recalled by American Electric Lighting Due to Shock 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: Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

Units: About 900

Manufacturer/Distributor: American Electric Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., of Conyers, Ga.

Hazard: Improper wiring in the light fixtures poses a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves model AVL outdoor lighting fixtures sold under the American Electric Lighting brand name. The light fixtures are intended for use in parking lots, roadways, commercial environments and office communities. “AVL” is printed on the reflector of each light fixture.

Sold by: Electrical distributors and electrical sales representatives nationwide from September 2008 through September 2009 for between $250 and $800.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately disconnect power to the fixtures and contact American Electric Lighting to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Electric Lighting at (800) 754-0463 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.americanelectriclighting.com

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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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