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Safety Alert

Westinghouse Lighting Recalls Glass Shade Holders Due to Risk of Electrical Shock; Sold at Home Depot Stores

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: Glass Shade Holders

Hazard: The pull chain switch on the glass shade holder is incorrectly wired, posing a shock hazard to the consumer.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at (888) 417-6222 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.westinghouselighting.com and click on the safety notice at the top of the page for more information.

Units: About 5,000

Description: This recall involves Westinghouse Lighting brand 3 ¼ inch round glass shade holders. The ceiling-mounted holders have model number 70242 and product date code "2014 APR" stamped on the bottom of the holder, near the socket. The brass-plated shade holders have a 2 ½ inch pull chain and are used with round globe or decorative shaped glass shades with a 3 ¼ inch fitter.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shade holders and contact Westinghouse Lighting to request a free replacement holder kit.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores nationwide from August 2014 through January 2015 for about $12.

Importers: Westinghouse Lighting, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Manufactured in: Taiwan