Bel Air Lighting Recalls 99,700 Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns Due to Fire, Burn and Shock Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 19, 2012
Release #12-198
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 770-7018
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Bel Air Lighting Recalls Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns Due to Fire, Burn 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: Outdoor wall mount lanterns

Units: About 99,700

Importer: Bel Air Lighting Inc., of Valencia, Calif.

Manufacturers: Zhongshan De Gao Lighting Co. Ltd. and Zhongshan Huayi Lighting Co. Ltd., of Guangdong, China

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

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

Description: 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.

Sold at: Lowe’s stores and in lighting showrooms nationwide and at Lowes.com from June 2006 through May 2012 for about $48.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lanterns and contact Bel Air Lighting for a free replacement lantern.

Consumer Contact: 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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product onSaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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