By Alyssa Dalton
June 24, 2013 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says Kichler Lighting is recalling Aztec nine-light chandeliers, sold under the Portfolio band name, due to injury hazard. The concern is that the chandelier’s fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use causing the chandelier to fall from the ceiling and injure bystanders.
At this time, Kichler Lighting has received six reports of the chandeliers falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported. Approximately $6,000 in property damage has been reported.
About 48,900 units are involved in the recall. They were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from July 2006 through August 2011.
The recalled chandeliers are metal with an olde bronze finish and measure about 31-in. wide and 31-in. high. They come with etched amber glass shades and a decorative faux marble ball in the centre. The upper arms of the fixture are single long curves and the lower arms of the fixture are “S” shaped. “Aztec” and model number 34330 are printed on a sticker located inside the ceiling canopy at the top of the chandelier.
Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the chandeliers and contact Kichler for information on how to obtain a free repair kit or replacement for chandeliers that have fallen. For more information, consumers can contact Kichler Lighting’s Home Center Division (Aztec); at (800) 554-6504, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kichler.com and click on “Aztec” and then on “Model No. 34330 Safety Information”.
Photos courtesy CPSC.