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Safety Alert

Varaluz Recalls Longfellow Light Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

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: 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

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.

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.

Remedy: 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.

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: Varaluz LLC, of Las Vegas, Nev.

Manufactured in: Philippines