By Anthony Capkun
September 13, 2013 – Thanks to CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission in the States) for alerting us to a recall by Dolan Designs of ceiling-mounted light fixtures due to fire and shock hazards.
Specifically, the fixture’s socket wire insulation can degrade and lead to charged wires becoming exposed, causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard.
The recall involves some 8000 round ceiling-mounted light fixtures (some of which are shown in the photo, courtesy CPSC) sold in satin nickel, bronze, polished brass, antique brass, white or bronze finishes with a domed white or amber glass shade.
Is it unknown how many (if any) made it into Canada.
The light fixture is 14-in. in diameter and 5.75-in. high and has two sockets marked “BO AN” that take 75W bulbs. The 16 recalled light fixtures were sold as Dolan Designs models:
502-30 • 522-09 • 522-14 • 522-18
522-22 • 522-30 • 522-32 • 522-60
522-78 • 5332-133 • 5372-66 • 5372-78
5382-20 • 5382-55 • 5382-100 • 5392-20
The brand name and model number are on the inside of the fixture pan, visible when the glass shade is removed.
The firm has received two reports of defective fixtures. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light fixtures and return them to the place of purchase to obtain a free replacement fixture, or contact Dolan Designs at email@example.com .
The fixtures were sold at Builders Lighting, Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting and other lighting showrooms, and online at destinationlighting.com between September 2008 and October 2009 for about $47. Imported by Dolan Designs Inc. of Portland, Ore., the units were manufactured in China by Dongguan Young Long Electric Co. Ltd.