Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

L.D. Kichler Recalls Ceiling 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: Krystal Ice ceiling fixtures

Hazard: The 40-watt halogen bulbs sold with the ceiling fixtures burn too hot for the electrical supply wires in the ceiling, posing a fire hazard. The fixtures also pose a fire hazard in homes with older wiring, even if used with lower wattage bulbs.

Remedy: Refund, Repair

Consumer Contact: Kichler at 800-554-6504 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kichler.com and click on "Safety Information" under the "Helpful Information" section at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 68,600 (in addition, about 2,300 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves four style numbers of Kichler Krystal Ice flush mount ceiling fixtures with square or cylindrical chrome or bronze-colored metal cage shades and clear crystal accents. They were sold with four 40-watt light bulbs. Style numbers include 38182, 38183, 38198, and 38199. The style numbers and "Kichler Home Center" are printed on the inside of the canopy.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fixtures and remove the 40-watt bulbs. Contact Kichler for free 25 watt bulbs and new warning labels. The new labels identify 25-watts as the maximum allowable wattage and the appropriate home wiring (90°C supply wire) for use with the fixture. Consumers with older homes built before 1985 without upgraded wiring can contact the firm for a full refund. Consumers who are uncertain if their home's wiring has been upgraded can contact Kichler for more information about an inspection by a licensed electrician.

Sold at: Lowe's from April 2015 through June 2016 and lighting showrooms from January 2016 through August 2016 for about $120.

Distributor: The L.D. Kichler Co., of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured in: China