About 83,750 units of Thomas Lighting ceiling flush light mount fixtures are being recalled. This recall involves 28 different models of ceiling flush-mounted light fixtures manufactured between June 1, 2010 through November 25, 2010. All recalled fixtures have a round base or canopy which affixes to the ceiling, and a dome- or cylindrical-shaped cover. The light fixtures have a variety of finishes including metal and/or clear or frosted glass and contain one, two or three light bulbs.
The hazard addressed by the recall involves the fixture’s socket wire insulation, which can degrade, potentially lead to charged wires becoming exposed and electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. As a result, the potential exists for a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers. Thomas Lighting has received 11 reports of defective fixtures which resulted in the home’s Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) tripping.
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