Cooper Lighting recalls commercial reflector assembly with glass lens due to …
News from WISH:

Updated: Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 9:29 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 29 May 2012, 9:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (CPSC) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Portfolio 7-inch reflector assembly with glass lens

Units: About 21,000

Distributor: Cooper Lighting LLC, of Peachtree City, Ga.

Hazard: The reflector can fall out of its fixture to the ground, which could result in an injury hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Cooper Lighting has received 23 reports of reflectors falling. No injuries have been reported to the firm.

Description: This recall involves circular, 7-inch diameter Portfolio aluminum reflector with glass lens designed to be inserted into a light fixture. This reflector is intended for use in indoor, commercial applications, such as office buildings, schools and shopping malls. There are four springs attached to the lip of the reflector. Reflectors marked with a barcoded stamp on their outside surface are not subject this recall. The recall includes reflectors with the following catalogue descriptions: 7080*G, 7081*G, 7280*G, 7281*…………… continues on WISH

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