Ceiling Mounted Light Fixtures Recalled by Thomas Lighting Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

Energized wires can become exposed on 28 different models of ceiling flush-mounted light fixtures manufactured between June 1, 2010 through November 25, 2010 with a diameter ranging from 7.5" to 13".

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2012
Release #12-197
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 764-0756

 

Ceiling Mounted Light Fixtures Recalled by Thomas Lighting Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Thomas Lighting ceiling flush mount light fixtures

Units: About 83,750

Manufacturer: Thomas Lighting, of Elgin, Ill; part of Philips Consumer Luminaires Corporation, of Elgin, Ill.

Hazard: 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/Injuries: 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 to the firm.

Description: This recall involves 28 different models of ceiling flush-mounted light fixtures manufactured between June 1, 2010 through November 25, 2010 with a diameter ranging from 7.5" to 13". All affected fixtures have a round base or canopy affixed to the ceiling and a dome- or cylindrical-shaped cover. The recalled fixtures 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. Although the manufacturer's name, the fixture model number and production date can be found on a printed label on the ceiling-side of the fixture's metal canopy, consumers are advised not to remove the metal canopy from the ceiling in order to access this label.

Sold at: Electrical distributors and lighting wholesalers nationwide from July 2010 through July 2011 for between $19 and $50 as Thomas Lighting products.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the light fixture, avoid direct contact with the fixture and contact Thomas Lighting to arrange for a free in-home repair of the fixtures by a qualified electrician.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Thomas Lighting at (800) 764-0756 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.thomaslighting.com



SL325-8: White
Picture of recalled SL325-8 light fixture7-1/2" dia.
1-light
White glass
SL8691-78: Brushed Nickel
Picture of recalled SL8691-78 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8771-63: Painted Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8771-63 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Golden cream
swirl glass
SL326-8: White
Picture of recalled SL326-8 light fixture9-1/2" dia.
2-light
White glass
SL8691-81: Tile Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8691-81 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8772-63: Painted Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8772-63 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Golden cream
swirl glass
SL458-8: White
Picture of recalled SL458-8 light fixture9-1/2" dia.
2-light
Clear glass
SL8692-1: Polished Brass
Picture of recalled SL8692-1 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8781-15: Oiled Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8781-15 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched glass
SL8652-1: Polished Brass
Picture of recalled SL8652-1 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Etched swirl
glass
SL8692-18: Textured White
Picture of recalled SL8692-18 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8781-23: Colonial Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8781-23 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched glass
SL8683-81: Tile Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8683-81 light fixture15" dia.
3-light
Etched melon glass
SL8692-68: Burnished Bronze
Picture of recalled SL325-8 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8781-78: Brushed Nickel
Picture of recalled SL8781-78 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched glass
SL8691-1: Polished Brass
Picture of recalled SL8691-1 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8692-78: Brushed Nickel
Picture of recalled SL8692-78 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8782-15: Oiled Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8782-15 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Etched glass
SL8691-11: Bronze Florentine
Picture of recalled SL8691-11 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8693-1: Polished Brass
Picture of recalled SL8693-1 light fixture15-1/2" dia.
3-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8782-23: Colonial Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8782-23 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Etched glass
SL8691-18: Textured White
Picture of recalled SL8691-18 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8693-78: Brushed Nickel
Picture of recalled SL8693-78 light fixture15-1/2" dia.
3-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8782-78: Brushed Nickel
Picture of recalled SL8782-78 light fixture13" dia.
2-light
Etched glass
SL8691-63: Painted Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8691-63 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8761-1: Polished Brass
Picture of recalled SL8761-1 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Clear swirl glass
 
SL8691-68: Burnished Bronze
Picture of recalled SL8691-68 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Etched alabaster
style glass
SL8761-78: Brushed Nickel
Picture of recalled SL8761-78 light fixture11" dia.
1-light
Clear swirl glass
 





Representative photos of the main affected products:
Recalled fixture
Recalled fixture