July 6, 2017: US homewares giant Home Depot is recalling 64,000 light fittings as they may fall off and burn customers.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the shades of the Chinese-made vanity fixtures sold by Home Depot can “detach and fall, posing laceration and burn hazards”.
These products include Home Decorators Collection three-light and four-light Comotti models. The styles of the light fixture have three to four chrome-colored glass shades with clear acrylic ball strands surrounding a halogen light. The wall plate is made of reflective stainless steel.
According to CPSC, consumers should immediately contact the manufacturer of the products, Design Solutions International, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and get free replacement light shades and replacement instructions.
The company has received 108 reports of shades falling, including one causing burns. Home Depot stores were selling these light fittings exclusively across the US and through its website since December 2014 through March 2017, price ranged between $95 and $110.