By Anthony Capkun
September 1, 2016 – In conjunction with Health Canada and the U.S. CPSC, Swarovski Lighting Ltd. is recalling its Octa crystal pendant light fixtures because the crystal in the fixture can detach and fall if damaged during shipment, posing an impact hazard.
This recall involves the single and triple Octa pendant fixtures that come in Black and White. They measure about 6 x 3 x 3 in., but hang from a 59-in. electric cord and fixture canopy.
The affected model numbers are:
These numbers are printed on the product label inside the fixture canopy.
In Canada, Swarovski Lighting Ltd. received reports of six incidents but no injuries. Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to these light fixtures.
About 85 of these fixtures were sold in Canada between January 2010 to January 2016. They were manufactured in the United States, Austria and Slovenia.
CPSC reports the roughly 280 units sold in the States came from Capitol Lighting, Farrey’s Lighting and Bath, Lighting Palace, New York Lighting and other lighting showroom retailers, and online at www.1800lighting.com, www.ylighting.com and www.lumens.com for between $800 US and $1000 US.
Health Canada provided no retailer information.
If you suspect your Octa fixture, prevent people from walking underneath it and contact Swarovski Lighting to schedule a free inspection. If the light fixture was damaged during shipment, a replacement pendant light fixture will be provided free of charge. No repair is necessary for undamaged light fixtures.
For more information, consumers may contact Swarovski Lighting at 800-836-1892.
Photo courtesy CPSC