While a nice chandelier can make an elegant statement in the home, chandeliers with defective parts may pose a risk. Recently, there have been recalls of popular household and commercial lighting products. For instance, Kichler Lighting recalled approximately 48,900 chandeliers this week due to the risk of the chandelier falling. Similar to the Kichler recall, Bel Air Lighting issued a recall of more than 20,500 chandeliers due to an impact injury hazard.
Bel Air Lighting states in a release that they received 17 reports of the chandeliers falling from ceilings and causing property damage. No injuries from the falling chandeliers were reported.
The chandeliers were sold under the Portfolio and Transglobe brands and contain nine lights with floral imagery. According to the CPSC, the mounting loop that holds the chandelier could break and cause the chandelier to fall, posing a risk to consumers standing under or near the chandelier. The chandeliers have a two-tone antique bronze-colored metal frame with antique gold accents and champagne-frosted color glass shades.
The chandeliers were sold at Lowe’s under the Portfolio brand with the item number of 256047 and at other stores under the Transglobe brand with the item number 2579 EBG. Both were sold from February 2007 to June 2010 for about $250. The item numbers are located inside the ceiling canopy of the chandelier.
Bel Air Lighting recommends that owners of the chandeliers avoid going in the immediate area of the chandeliers, and contact the company immediately for a free replacement mounting ring to repair the chandelier. An owner of the recalled product will also receive instructions on being reimbursed for the cost of the installation of the chandelier.
Bel Air Lighting can be contacted toll-free at 1-888-803-0509 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Monday through Friday, or online at www.regcen.com/256047.