Light Fixtures Recalled

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CEILING MOUNTED LIGHT FIXTURES
DETAILS: Thomas Lighting ceiling flush mount light fixtures manufactured by Thomas Lighting of Elgin, Ill.; part of Philips Consumer Luminaires Corporation of Elgin, Ill.; sold at electrical distributors and lighting wholesalers nationwide from July 2010 through July 2011. The recall involves 28 different models of ceiling flush-mounted light fixtures with a diameter ranging from 7.5" to 13." All fixtures have a round base or canopy affixed to the ceiling and a dome- or cylindrical-shaped cover. They have a variety of finishes including metal and/or clear or frosted glass and contain one, two or three light bulbs. Canopies are a range of colors including white, bronze, brass (gold) and nickel. Most models have a nib in the center of the dome cover in the same color as the canopy. The light fixtures were manufactured in China.
WHY: 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.
INCIDENTS: Thomas Lighting has received 11 reports of defective fixtures which resulted in the home's Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) tripping. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 83,750.
FOR MORE: Contact Thomas Lighting at 800-764-0756 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT, or visit the firm's website at http://www.thomaslighting.com .


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