Many do-it-yourselfers take time during the summer to complete home improvement projects. If a project includes changing lighting fixtures, be sure to check out these two recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for lighting products that were sold exclusively at Home Depot. Both products were sold within the past three or four years and are being recalled due to laceration and burn hazards.
Lumicentro Internacional Crystal Chandeliers
Lumicentro Internacional S.A., is recalling two of its chandelier models. The Hampton Bay 3-Light Crystal chandeliers were sold in Home Depot stores in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from September 2013 through February 2017 and included model number 03179-4. The Home Decorators Collection 4-Light chandeliers were sold nationwide between October 2015 and February 2017 and included model number 19161-4.
The CPSC explains that there have been 39 reports for the 4-light Chandelier that involved the product’s plastic features burning and melting, burned wires, or overheating, and one report of the unit catching fire. However, no injuries or property damage have been reported.
The products’ labels now include a warning that the fixture is only rated for LED bulbs with a maximum of 6.5 allowable wattage. Consumers who purchased any of the recalled units should stop using them immediately and contact Lumicentro Internacional S.A. online or by calling 888-356-6430. The company will issue consumers a free upgrade kit which includes five-watt LED bulbs, suction cup, upgraded installation manual and new warning labels.
Comotti Vanity Light Fixtures
Design Solutions International is recalling two vanity light fixture models. It is a division of NBG Home, a global designer and manufacturer of home decor products based in Austin, Texas. The recalled products include the Home Decorators Collection 3-Light and 4-Light Comotti Vanity Light Fixtures. The products have three or four chrome-colored glass shades with clear acrylic ball strands that surround a halogen light on a reflective stainless steel wall plate, according to a joint press release issued by the company and the CPSC.
The fixtures were sold nationwide and online from December 2014 through March 2017 and the company confirms it has received 108 reports of shades falling. At least two of the reports involved injuries including lacerations to the head, arm and leg along with a burn to the arm.
Consumers who purchased any of the recalled units should stop using them immediately and contact Design Solutions International by calling 800-388-6141 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, emailing customer service at email@example.com, or registering for a free repair kit online. The repair kit includes replacement shades and replacement instructions.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Lumicentro Internacional S.A.
Design Solutions International