Recall - Bel Air Lighting Recalls Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns Due to Fire, Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, DC, June 27, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Bel Air Lighting Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Name of Product: Portfolio outdoor wall mounted lanterns

Units: 1020

Manufacturer/Importer:  Mfr. - Zhongshan De Gao Lighting Co. Ltd.; Zhongshan Huayi Lighting Co. Ltd. Importer - Bel Air Lighting Inc., Valencia, Calif.

Hazard: An internal electrical short circuit can present a risk of fire and electric shock.

Incidents/Injuries:. Seven reports of incidents, including two reports of fire. No injuries.

Description/Models: Recalled items are cast aluminum rust colored outdoor wall mount lanterns with beveled glass. A question mark shaped piece of metal connects the lantern body to the wall mounting plate.  Recalled lanterns are 19.25-inches tall by 9.75-inches wide by 9.25-inches deep and use three light candelabra bulbs.

One of the light sockets has a label marked "E194303." 15 ¾" tall by 7 ½" wide by 8" deep lamps with one light socket are not recalled.

Sold by: Lowe's stores and at Lowes.com under the Portfolio brand (item 253366); in lighting showrooms as item 44181.

When was distributed: June 2006 through May 2012.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Immediately stop using the lanterns; contact Bel Air for free replacements.

Consumer Contact: Contact at (888) 770-7018 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.regcen.com/belairlighting

Remarks: The recalled units are certified to Canadian Standards by Underwriters' Laboratories.  For more information about the UL product certification process please visit: www.ul.com.

Image with caption: "Lowe's #253336/Transglobe #44181 (CNW Group/Bel Air Lighting)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120627_C4124_PHOTO_EN_15718.jpg

SOURCE Bel Air Lighting

For further information:

Michael J. Gidding
202-237-6008

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