NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Ceiling Mounted Light Fixtures Recalled by Thomas Lighting Due to Fire and Shock Hazards.
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.