By Colleen Kave, J.D.
Light sockets can overheat, melt, or catch fire.
Kichler Lighting LLC, of Cleveland, Ohio, has recalled around 750 Elan Shayla Mini Pendant Lights because the light sockets can overheat, melt, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard. An additional 289 lights were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 19-206, September 18, 2019).
Incidents and injuries. Kichler has received about 84 consumer reports of burned fixtures, wires, or sockets, including three reports of fixture fires. No property damage or injuries have been reported.
Product description. This recall involves Elan Shayla Mini Pendant Lights Models 83162, 83163, and 83164. They are chrome multi-light modern/contemporary clear glass cylinder pendant lights with one, three, or nine pendant lights. The recalled chrome and clear glass multi-light fixtures each have their model numbers and date codes printed on stickers located on the inside of the ceiling canopy and on the product packaging. The product date codes are comprised of a 2-digit month and 2-digit year, for example 0513 (May 2013) through 0514 (May 2014).
These pendant lights, which were manufactured in China, were sold at lighting showrooms nationwide from May 2013 through March 2015 for between $45 and $350.
Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled lighting fixtures immediately and contact the store where they were purchased or Kichler Lighting directly for a free replacement lighting fixture.
Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Kichler Lighting toll-free at 866-558-5706 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.kichler.com and click on "Safety Information" at the bottom of the page.
Companies: Kichler Lighting LLC
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