LFD warns of Recalled by Thomas Lighting Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

LFD warns of Recalled by Thomas Lighting Due to Fire and Shock Hazards LFD Chief Terry Johnson warns about lighting fixtures
 On June 20, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety  Commission announced a voluntary recall of Thomas Lighting ceiling flush  mount light fixtures. 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. This recall involves 28 different models of ceiling  flush-mounted light fixtures manufactured between June 1, 2010 through  November 25, 2010 with a diameter ranging from 7.5 inches to 13 inches.  All affected fixtures have a round base or canopy affixed to the ceiling  and a dome- or cylindrical-shaped cover. The recalled fixtures have a  variety of finishes including metal and/or clear or frosted glass and  contain one, two or three light bulbs. Canopies are a range of colors  including white, bronze, brass (gold) and nickel. Most models have a nib  in the center of the dome cover in the same color as the canopy. Although  the manufacturer’s name, the fixture model number and production date can  be found on a printed label on the ceiling-side of the fixture’s metal  canopy, consumers are advised not to remove the metal canopy from the  ceiling in order to access this label. Sold at: Electrical distributors  and lighting wholesalers nationwide from July 2010 through July 2011 for  between $19 and $50 as Thomas Lighting products.