The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of two mounted lighting fixtures, one an indoor ceiling fixture and the other an outdoor lantern.
The ceiling mounted light fixture was manufactured by Thomas Lighting, of Elgin, Ill., part of Philips Consumer Luminaires Corp. Manufactured in China, the fixture was sold at electrical distributors and lighting wholesalers nationwide from July 2010 through July 2011. The recall involves 28 different models and 83,750 products.
The fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade, leading to charged wires becoming exposed, causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers. No injuries have been reported. Visit Thomaslighting.com for more information.
The second recall product, an outdoor wall mount lantern imported by Bel Air Lighting Inc. of Valencia, Calif., was also manufactured in China. It was sold at Lowe’s and lighting showrooms nationwide from June 2006 through May 2012.
An electrical short circuit can occur in the lanterns' internal wiring, posing a risk of fire, burn and electric shock to consumers. The company has received seven reports of incidents, including two reports of lanterns catching fire. No injuries were reported.
About 99,700 lanterns were sold under the Portfolio brand name. For more information about the recall, visit www.regcen.com/belairlighting.