Recently, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC"), in conjunction with Bel Air Lighting of Valencia, California, announced a voluntary product recall of its Outdoor wall mount lanterns. The public should immediately stop using recalled products - note that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The product defect associated with these various Bel Air Lighting Inc., outdoor wall mount lanterns, of which approximately 99,700 units are currently in distribution in the United States, involves an electrical short circuit which can occur in the lanterns' internal wiring, posing a risk of fire, burn and electric shock hazard to consumers.
Bel Air Lighting, Inc., has received seven (7) reports of incidents, including two (2) reports of lanterns catching fire.
More specifically, this recall involves various outdoor wall-mount lanterns made of aluminum composite in rust colors with glass. A question mark shaped piece of metal connects the lantern body to the wall-mount plate. The lanterns were sold at Lowe's stores under the Portfolio brand name with item number 253366 and at lighting showrooms with item number 44181.
These various lanterns were sold at Lowe's stores and in lighting showrooms nationwide and online at Lowes.com.
The brand name and item number are printed on the product's packaging. Lanterns included in the recall are 19.25-inches tall by 9.75-inches wide by 9.25-inches deep and have a three-light candelabra base cluster inside. Part number "E194303" is printed on the base plate and on a label affixed to one of the light sockets. The lanterns were manufactured in China.
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