CPSC Product Safety News: Chain sets/light fixtures recalled for injury risk

Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. Cooper Lighting recalled chain sets sold with Metalux light fixtures due to the potential dangers associated with them.

News for product liability lawyers- Cooper Lighting LLC, CPSC issued defective product recall of chain sets sold with Metalux light fixtures due to injury hazard.

Peachtree City, GA—Cooper Lighting LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov, announced the voluntary recall of approximately 5,000 chain sets sold with Metalux light fixtures due to the potential injury hazard they pose. The defective product recall was announced on Friday, April 30, 2010.

While no injuries have been reported in connection with the product safety recall, Cooper Lighting has apparently received three reports of affected light fixtures having one chain detach or the fixture falling from the ceiling. According to the CPSC, “An “S” hook on the chain connecting the fixture to the ceiling can straighten when subjected to high impact forces, resulting in the light fixture falling. This poses an injury hazard to consumers.”

The defective product recall includes AYC and HBAYC model chain sets, which were manufactured in the United States for use in gymnasium or recreational establishments. The chain sets were sold with Metalux commercial light fixtures, including F-Bay HB/2HB; F-Bay 2HBHD; F-Bay HBE; F-Bay HBHT; F-Bay HBI; F-Bay HBL; F-Bay 2HE Series 2HE; Arctic Bay AB; or Arctic Bay ABI.

Authorized distributors sold the faulty chain sets and light fixtures nationwide from May 2006 to March 2010. Prices reportedly ranged from $1.50 to $3.

Consumers have been injured to contact Cooper Lighting at (800) 954-7228 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or on the company’s Web site at Metalux-Lighting.com to receive complimentary replacement “S” hooks. The CPSC also advised maintenance personnel working in gymnasiums or recreational facilities with the affected chain sets and light fixtures to “inspect the fixtures immediately and take down any units with straightened “S” hooks.”

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers.