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Recall: Portfolio Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns

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On 2012-06-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Portfolio Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns due to a potential fire, burn and electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2006 for about $48.

About 100,000 units are involved in this Bel Air Lighting outdoor lantern recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Outdoor Lighting & Torches category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 3 million product units.

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Portfolio Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.regcen.com
Phone: (888) 770-7018

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What is the problem?

An electrical short circuit can occur in the lanterns' internal wiring, posing a risk of fire, burn and electric shock to consumers.

Instance(s) of fires have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves outdoor wall-mount lanterns made of cast aluminum in a rust color with beveled glass. A question mark shaped piece of metal connects the lantern body to the wall-mount plate. The lanterns were sold at Lowe's stores under the Portfolio brand name with item number 253366 and at lighting showrooms with item number 44181. The brand name and item number are printed on the product's packaging. Lanterns included in the recall are 19.25-inches tall by 9.75-inches wide by 9.25-inches deep and have a three-light candelabra base cluster inside. Part number "E194303" is printed on the base plate and on a label affixed to one of the light sockets.

These items were sold new+ at Lowe's stores and in lighting showrooms nationwide and at Lowes.com from June 2006 through May 2012 for about $48.

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 lights, turn them off, and contact 1-888-770-7018 toll free between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Mon. through Fri. or visit the web site at www.regcen.com/belairlighting for information on how to receive free replacement lamps.

For additional information, contact Bel Air Lighting at (888)770-7018 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.regcen.com/belairlighting

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received seven reports of incidents, including two reports of lanterns catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

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+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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