Varaluz Recalls Longfellow Light Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

28 Jan, 2016, 14:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Varaluz-Recalls-Longfellow-Light-Fixtures

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Longfellow lighting fixtures for indoor and outdoor use

Hazard: Improper wiring can allow melting of the insulation and cause the fixtures to short out, posing fire and shock hazards.

Remedy: Repair, refund. Consumers should immediately discontinue use of the fixtures until replacement units are available. Consumers should contact Varaluz for a replacement light fixture or a refund.

Consumer Contact: Varaluz collect at 702-792-6900 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.varaluz.com and click on the recall news article at the bottom of the homepage for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at customerservice@varaluz.com.

Recall Details

Units: About 80

Description: This recall involves all Longfellow model 3- and 4-light light fixtures for indoor or outdoor use. The black metal fixtures have a clear/frosted glass shade on four sides and can be wall mounted or ceiling mounted. Model number 731KL04EB, 731KM03EB, 731P03EB, 331P03BL, 731P03EB or 331P04BL is printed on the label on the canopy of the ceiling mounted fixtures or the backplate of wall mounted fixtures.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of lights bulbs shorting. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Lighting showrooms nationwide and online through lighting and home improvement websites from April 2013 to September 2015 for between $320 and $420.

Importer/Distributor: Varaluz LLC, of Las Vegas, Nev.

Manufactured in: Philippines

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