Ceiling Lighting Fixtures Recalled Due to Risk of Dropping Suddenly
About 150,000 ceiling light fixtures, including track lighting and chandeliers, have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) amid reports of the products suddenly dropping from the ceiling and falling to the ground, posing a potential injury risk for consumers.
Last week, a recall was issued for 49,000 Lowe’s chandeliers marketed under the PORTFOLIO brand name, after reports were received of the fixture loop failing, causing the chandeliers to fall from the ceiling.
So far this week, the U.S. CPSC has announced at least two additional recalls for similar reasons, after at least 30 reports of problems were associated with Capri track lighting and another chandelier sold at Lowes and other lighting stores.
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The Capri track lighting recall includes of 80,300 light fixtures used in commercial buildings. The lights come in 15 styles of metal or polycarbonate fixtures with accessories and adapters and were sold in white, black, or silver, with “Capri Lighting” printed on a white label inside of the track rail.
In addition, roughly 20,500 Portfolio and Transglobe nine-light chandeliers were recalled due to the mounting loop that holds the chandelier to the ceiling potentially breaking. The chandeliers sold under the Portfolio brand name have item number 256047 and products sold under Transglobe have item number 2579 EBG, both located inside of the ceiling canopy inside the chandelier. The chandeliers have nine lights and are composed of a two toned metal frame colored with antique bronze, gold accents, and champagne frosted glass shades. The chandeliers have six antique gold colored lamp holders on the bottom and three floral patterned holders on the top.
Despite the dozens of reports involving property damage caused by the falling light fixtures, no injuries have been reported in connection with any of these recalls. However, the U.S. CPSC is urging consumers to immediately stop using the products and contact the manufacturers for replacement or repair information.
Consumers with the Portfolio and Transglobe nine-light chandeliers should contact Bel Air Lighting at (888) 803-0509 to receive a free replacement mounting ring and instructions on being reimbursed for the cost of installation. Consumers with the Capri Track Light fixtures should contact Gentyle Thomas Group LLC at (800) 375-6007 to receive free replacements lights.
OsmarSeptember 5, 2016 at 1:45 am
pretty nice chandelier,i did have the same problem twice the first time it fall down and broke my glass center table and the chandelier by itself i noticed that the problem was the ring that hang this to the ceiling, but i bought it again in order to keep the same decoration in my house,same problem happened again this time it was hanging from the electric wires I was leaning on my sofa when i not[Show More]pretty nice chandelier,i did have the same problem twice the first time it fall down and broke my glass center table and the chandelier by itself i noticed that the problem was the ring that hang this to the ceiling, but i bought it again in order to keep the same decoration in my house,same problem happened again this time it was hanging from the electric wires I was leaning on my sofa when i notice that, "this time i saved the chandelier" but the ring break apart in many pieces even with my fingers I was able to brake a little piece of the broken ring made in china. i really appreciate any sugestion
GeriJune 26, 2013 at 6:56 pm
Why can't these manufacturers sort these problems out before putting our lives at risk?
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