Update: Lithonia Lighting CFMK Surface Mount Brackets recalled due to Injury Hazard

Starting date:
August 19, 2020
Posting date:
August 19, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-73717

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Lithonia Lighting CFMK Surface Mount Brackets.
  • Issue: The bracket can fail to securely surface mount the CPANL LED fixture and allow the fixture to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Lithonia Lighting for a free CFMK Bracket repair kit and installation instructions. Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the fixtures until the brackets are repaired.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Lithonia Lighting.

Affected products

Lithonia Lighting CFMK Surface Mount Brackets 

Product description

This recall involves metal CFMK H-brackets that are screwed into the ceiling and used to surface mount CPANL LED fixtures. The CFMK bracket was included as an optional mounting accessory with 1x4, 2x4 and 2x2 CPANLs.

The following CFMK brackets are included in the recall:
Model Number Serial Number   Date Code
CPANL 2x2 35 K with brackets *264JGP  L04xx18-L10xx18
GP07xx18-GP05xx20
CPANL 2x4 35 K with brackets *264JGN  L04xx18-L10xx18
GP07xx18-GP05xx20
CPANL 1x4 35 K with brackets *264M17  L04xx18-L10xx18
GP07xx18-GP05xx20
2X2CFMK *2518HR GP11xx18-GP05xx20
2X4CFMK *2518HU GP11xx18-GP05xx20
1X4CFMK *2518HL GP11xx18-GP05xx20

Hazard identified

The CFMK bracket can fail to securely surface mount the CPANL LED fixture and allow the fixture to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury.

As of August 13, 2020, the company has received 2 reports of failing brackets in Canada, and no reports of injury. In the United States, the company has received 22 reports of failing brackets, and 1 report of minor injury.

Number sold

Approximately 11,590 units of the affected product were sold in Canada, and approximately 318,000 were sold in the United States. 

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2018 to June 2020. 

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Lithonia Lighting, a division of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc.
Conyers
Georgia
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Xiamen Guangpu Electronics Co., Ltd. (Gopro)
Xiamen
Fujian
CHINA
Manufacturer
Lextar Electronics Corp.
Hsinchu
TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Lithonia Lighting for a repair kit and installation instructions. Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the fixtures until the brackets are repaired.

For more information, consumers can contact Lithonia Lighting by telephone toll-free at 1-855-307-2454 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday to Thursday, or visit the company's website to order a free repair kit.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.  You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.