By Renée Francoeur
December 17, 2015 – Lithonia Lighting has issued a recall for its JHBL LED light fixtures, citing that the metal hub used to mount the fixtures to the ceiling can break and allow the fixture to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact.
About 6500 units, manufactured between August 2014 and June 20, 2015, are believed to be involved in this recall. Manufacture dates are located on the product label near the top of the light fixture. Units shipped after June 20, 2015 are not included in the recall.
The product measures 16 in. high by 22 in. wide and weighs about 40 lb. The fixtures are painted white die castings with raised heat dissipating fins every 2 in. The lower die casting with fins is about 4 in. from the driver compartment box.
Lithonia says it has received eight reports of hubs on the light fixture breaking, including four reports of the fixtures falling. No injuries have been reported however.
Consumers should immediately contact Lithonia Lighting to receive a free chain to secure the fixture to the ceiling. Lithonia is also contacting all known customers.
The units were sold at electrical distributors across the U.S. for about $520. They were manufactured in Mexico and imported by Acuity Brands Lighting, of which Lithonia Lighting is a division.
It is unknown how many, if any units made their way into Canada.
Consumers can contact Lithonia Lighting at 1-800-315-4963 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time Monday through Friday, or online at www.lithonia.com and click on “JHBL LED Recall Information” on the left side of the page for more information.