By Anthony Capkun
March 12, 2015 – The U.S. CPSC informs us of a recall involving Westinghouse Lighting glass shade holders, sold at Home Depot Stores, in which the pull chain switch is incorrectly wired, posing a shock hazard.
The recall involves Westinghouse Lighting brand 3-1/4-in. round ceiling-mount glass shade holders. They bear Model No. 70242 and the product date code “2014 APR” stamped on the bottom of the holder, near the socket. The brass-plated shade holders have a 2-1/2-in. pull chain and are used with round globe or decorative-shaped glass shades with a 3-1/4-in. fitter.
About 5000 units sold through Home Depot stores across the States from August 2014 through January 2015 for about $12 are involved. It is unknown how many, if any, units made their way into Canada. No incidents/injuries have been reported.
The units were manufactured in Taiwan.
Consumers should stop using the recalled shade holders and contact Westinghouse Lighting at www.westinghouselighting.com to request a free replacement holder kit, or call (888) 417-6222.