May 28, 2014 — Approximately 1.7 million emergency light fixtures are being recalled because they can potentially overheat, melt, and catch on fire. Lithonia Lighting has received 29 incident reports, including one fire in an office building that caused over $100,000 in property damage.
The recalled fixtures include Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency lights, which are 12.5-inches wide, 5-inches high and 3.75-inches deep in white or black plastic. They are designed with a rechargeable battery and two incandescent lights.
They are manufactured in Mexico and sold in the United States by Acuity Brands Lighting of Conyers, Georgia. The lights were sold at Home Depot, other major retailers, and online for about $35-55 between March 2010 and February 2014.
Consumers who purchased emergency lights during this time should contact Lithonia Lighting for detailed instructions on how to identify a recalled light. According to the recall notification from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC):
“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.”
Lithonia is offering customers a free repair kit with a new circuit board.
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