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Michael LeavittDue to the tripping of AFCI’s, Dolan Northwest is recalling 8,000 ceiling mounted light fixtures. These were supplied primarily to builders for new home installations. They were NOT sold at the big warehouse retail stores. My LightThere are risks associated with verification of affected units, so watch the video below, read the recall, and then look at the supplier’s website for more information.

NOTE: this model has a globe that twists into place and is not secured with a rod and a nut. I was relieved when I looked at the ones in my own home and I found the type with the center rod and securing nut.

QUESTION: What is the risk associated with this recall?

RecallANSWER: Electrocution and Fire.

QUESTION: What do I do if I think I have these fixtures?

ANSWER: The distributor has either an in-home or doi-it-yourself repair option.

Follow the directions to verify the manufacturer and model. If you have them, then contact Seattle Lighting at http://www.seattlelighting.com/do/recall



U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications Washington, D.C.

November 15, 2012
Release #13-039
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 213-5758
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixtures Recalled by Dolan Northwest Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixture

Units: About 8,000

Importer: Dolan Northwest LLC, of Seattle d/b/a Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, Builders Lighting and Destination Lighting

Manufacturer: Dongguan Young Long Electric Co. Ltd.

Hazard: The fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade, leading to charged wires becoming exposed, causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of defective fixtures which resulted in the home's Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) tripping. No injuries have been reported to the firm.

Description: This recall involves round ceiling-mounted light fixtures, satin nickel or bronze in color with a domed alabaster glass shade. The light fixture is 14 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches high and has two sockets marked “BO AN” that take 75 watt bulbs. The light fixtures were sold as Design Classics Model 562-09 and 562-30. The brand name and model number are on the inside of the fixture pan.

Sold at: Builders Lighting, Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting and online at DestinationLighting.com from September 2008 through September 2009 for about $32.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled light fixtures and return them to the place of purchase to obtain a free replacement fixture and a $50 voucher, or contact the firm to schedule a free home repair.

Consumer Contact: Dolan Northwest LLC; toll-free at (888) 213-5758, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; or e-mail flushmountrecall@seattlelighting.com, flushmountrecall@globelighting.com, flushmountrecall@builderslighting.com, or flushmountrecall@destinationlighting.com; or online at www.seattlelighting.com, www.globelighting.com, www.builderslighting.com, or www.destinationlighting.com

Design Classic Model 562-09
Design Classic Model 562-09
Design Classic Model 562-30
Design Classic Model 562-30

Q:  What is the issue with the Flush Mount fixture?

A:  We have identified a safety concern involving insulation on the socket wire which is degrading, allowing a short circuit to occur between the wire and the fixture's metal canopy. This presents a fire and electric shock hazard. This problem affects two models of DESIGN CLASSICS flush mounts sold between September 2008 and September 2009.

Representative Photos of the affected light fixtures

562-09 562-30
Q:  When were the affected Flush Mount fixtures sold?

A:  The affected light fixtures were sold through Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, Builders Lighting showrooms and DestinationLighting.com mostly for use in new home construction, between September 2008 and September 2009. These fixtures were not sold through big box retail stores.

Q:  How can I tell if my Flush Mount Fixture is affected by the recall?

A:  Turn off the power to the fixture at the wall switch and at the breaker. Remove the glass as if you were changing the light bulbs. If the sockets are labeled "BO AN" and your product was purchased through us between September 2008 and September 2009 your product is affected by this recall.
If the sockets are labeled "SunLite" your fixture is not part of this recall.


Q:  My Flush Mount Light Fixture has "BO AN" sockets and appears to be operating okay. Can I continue to use it?

A:  If your flush mount fixture has "BO AN" sockets as pictured above stop using the product immediately and contact us for a free repair or replacement.

Q:  How can I take advantage of the recall?

A:  Contact us: Fill out the online form at http://www.seattlelighting.com by clicking on the "Recall" link.
or email flushmountrecall@seattlelighting.com;
or toll-free at (888) 213-5758, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday to Friday

If your fixture is subject to this recall you may return it to any of our retail locations for a free replacement and a $50.00 gift card (one gift card per household) or you can request that an electrician be sent to your home and they will replace the sockets on your existing fixtures.

Q:  How long will it take for me to have them repaired if I chose to have the "in home" option?

A:  Please allow 3 to 5 weeks from the date you contacted us for an "in home" repair. Store replacements are available immediately.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and assure you we are working as quickly as possible to repair/replace your product.



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