By Anthony Capkun
November 15, 2012 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)—in cooperation with the firms listed below—announced a voluntary recall of a ceiling-mounted light fixture in which the socket wire insulation can degrade, leading to charged wires becoming exposed, and causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture.
You should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. CPSC says it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recall involves about 8000 units sold in the States, which were imported by Dolan Northwest LLC, of Seattle d/b/a Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, Builders Lighting and Destination Lighting. The units were manufactured in China by Dongguan Young Long Electric Co. Ltd. (We do not know how many may be involved in the Canadian market at this time.)
Two reports have been received of defective fixtures; in those cases, the home’s AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupter) tripped, and no injuries occurred.
The recall involves round ceiling-mounted light fixtures, satin nickel or bronze in colour with a domed alabaster glass shade. The light fixture is 14-in. in diameter and 5.5-in. high, and has two sockets marked “BO AN” that take 75W bulbs. The light fixtures were sold as Design Classics Models 562-09 and 562-30. The brand name and model number are on the inside of the fixture pan.
The units were sold at Builders Lighting, Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting and online at DestinationLighting.com from September 2008 through September 2009 for about $32. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light fixtures and return them to the place of purchase to obtain a free replacement fixture and a $50 voucher, or contact the firm to schedule a free home repair.
Contact: Dolan Northwest LLC at (888) 213-5758, or e-mail:
Photos courtesy CPSC.