Product flaws don’t always have measurable consequences. But their potential impact can still be serious, as with lights that don’t work properly.
Emergency exit signs and flood lamps that can fail or malfunction were recalled this week. No serious injuries were traced to the products, although falling glass from the flood lamps caused some minor damage and injuries.
The list of products recalled this week:
DETAILS: Best Lighting Products of Pataskala, Ohio, recalled LHQM LED Exit Signs with Emergency Lights. Made in China and distributed by Lithonia Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting Inc. of Conyers, Ga., the signs were sold at authorized distributors nationwide from January through May 2011.
WHY: The fixtures can malfunction and fail to illuminate in the event of a power failure. This could result in a failure to provide adequate lighting to guide building occupants to an exit in the event of an emergency.
INCIDENTS: 10 reports of signs malfunctioning during testing after installation. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 450.
FOR MORE: Call 800-334-8694; visit www.lithonialighting.com .
DETAILS: Philips Lighting Co. of Somerset, N.J., recalled EnergySaver, also known as Marathon or Marathon Classic compact fluorescent dimmable reflector lamps. Manufactured in Mexico and Poland, the lamps were sold at stores nationwide, online and through professional electrical distributors from March 2007 through July 2011.
WHY: The glue that attaches the glass outer envelope or globe to the body of the lamp can fail, allowing the glass to fall and strike persons and objects below, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: Philips has received 700 reports of lamps where the glue failed and the globe fell, including two reports of minor injury and three reports of minor property damage.
HOW MANY: About 1.86 million.
FOR MORE: Call 866-622-6372; visit www.recall.philips.com/en_us.html .