CPSC: Ceiling Fixtures
On 2016-11-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Ceiling Fixtures due to a potential Fire & Fire-Related Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2015 for about $120.
About 70,000 units are involved in this The L.D. Kichler Co. fixtures recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Installed Lights & Fixtures category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The 40-watt halogen bulbs sold with the ceiling fixtures burn too hot for the electrical supply wires in the ceiling, posing a fire hazard. The fixtures also pose a fire hazard in homes with older wiring, even if used with lower wattage bulbs.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves four style numbers of Kichler Krystal Ice flush mount ceiling fixtures with square or cylindrical chrome or bronze-colored metal cage shades and clear crystal accents. They were sold with four 40-watt light bulbs. Style numbers include 38182, 38183, 38198, and 38199. The style numbers and "Kichler Home Center" are printed on the inside of the canopy.
These items were sold new+ at Lowe's from April 2015 through June 2016 and lighting showrooms from January 2016 through August 2016 for about $120.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fixtures and remove the 40-watt bulbs. Contact Kichler for free 25 watt bulbs and new warning labels. The new labels identify 25-watts as the maximum allowable wattage and the appropriate home wiring (90C supply wire) for use with the fixture. Consumers with older homes built before 1985 without upgraded wiring can contact the firm for a full refund. Consumers who are uncertain if their home's wiring has been upgraded can contact Kichler for more information about an inspection by a licensed electrician.
Kichler at 800-554-6504 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kichler.com and click on "Safety Information" under the "Helpful Information" section at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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