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Recall: Westinghouse Lighting Glass Shade Holders


On 2015-03-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Westinghouse Lighting Glass Shade Holders due to a potential electrical shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2014 for about $12.

About 5,000 units are involved in this Westinghouse Lighting light holder recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This is the 1st recall of products in the Trouble/Work Lights & Flashlights category in 2015. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 4 million product units.

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Westinghouse Lighting Glass Shade Holders
Image of Recalled Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, side view 704153
Image of Recalled Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, bottom view 581511
Image of Recalled Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, with sample shade 266154
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (888) 417-6222

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What is the problem?

The pull chain switch on the glass shade holder is incorrectly wired, posing a shock hazard to the consumer.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves Westinghouse Lighting brand 3 1/4 inch round glass shade holders. The ceiling-mounted holders have model number 70242 and product date code "2014 APR" stamped on the bottom of the holder, near the socket. The brass-plated shade holders have a 2 1/2 inch pull chain and are used with round globe or decorative shaped glass shades with a 3 1/4 inch fitter.

These items were sold new+ at Home Depot stores nationwide from August 2014 through January 2015 for about $12.

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 shade holders and contact Westinghouse Lighting to request a free replacement holder kit.

Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at (888) 417-6222 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on the safety notice at the top of the page for more information.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None 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


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