By Anthony Capkun
July 18, 2012 – Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Bel Air Lighting Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of Portfolio outdoor wall-mounted lanterns. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
About 1020 were distributed in Canada. They were manufactured by Zhongshan De Gao Lighting Co. Ltd.; Zhongshan Huayi Lighting Co. Ltd., and imported by Bel Air Lighting Inc. (Valencia, Calif.).
Hazard: An internal electrical short circuit can present a risk of fire and electric shock. Seven incidents have been reported in North America, including two reports of fire.
Recalled items are cast aluminum, rust-coloured outdoor wallmount lanterns with beveled glass. A question mark-shaped piece of metal connects the lantern body to the wall mounting plate.
Recalled lanterns are 19.25 x 9.75 x 9.25-in. and use three candelabra bulbs. One of the light sockets has a label marked “E194303”.
N.B. The 15.75 x 7.5 x 8-in. lamps with one light socket are not recalled.
These lanterns were sold by Lowe’s and at Lowes.com under the Portfolio brand (item 253366) and in lighting showrooms as item 44181. They were distributed between June 2006 through May 2012.
You should stop using the item immediately. Contact Bel Air for free replacements at (888) 770-7018 between 7 am and 6 pm CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.regcen.com/belairlighting.