WarningI want to inform the readers of this blog of 2 recent recalls relating to Chandeliers.  If you are in the market for a new chandelier, make sure you conduct some research before going through with the sale.

The following chandeliers were recalled this week:

1)    Portfolio and Transglobe nine-light chandeliers

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bel Air Lighting has recalled about 20,500 units of their Portfolio and Transglobe nine-light chandeliers.  Apparently, the chandeliers pose injury hazards to consumers.  According to CPCS, “the mounting loop that holds the chandeliers to the ceiling can break.”  To date, there have been 18 reports of the chandeliers falling from ceilings.  Some of these occurrences resulted in property damage.  The Portfolio brand chandeliers were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores, while the Transglobe brand chandeliers were sold at lighting stores nationwide.  Both brands were sold from February 2007 to June 2010 for about $250.

If you have purchased the recalled chandelier, you should stop people from going near the immediate area under the chandelier.  You are entitled to a free replacement mounting ring to repair the chandelier.  Contact Bel Air immediately for instructions on being reimbursed for the cost of the installation.

Click to view a picture of the recalled chandelier.

2) Aztec Light Chandeliers

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Kichler Lighting has recalled approximately 48,900 units of their Aztec Light Chandeliers.  Apparently, “the chandelier’s fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use causing the chandelier to fall from the ceiling and injure bystanders.”  To date, there have been 6 reports of the chandeliers falling from the ceiling.  Furthermore, nearly $6,000 in property damage has been reported.  These chandeliers were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from July 2006 through August 2011 for about $240.

If you have purchased the recalled chandelier, do not allow people near the immediate area under the chandelier.  Also, contact Kichler Lighting’s Home Center Division at (800) 554-6504 for information regarding a free repair kit.  If your chandelier has fallen, you may be entitled to a replacement.

Click to view a picture of the recalled chandelier.

What to Do if You or a Loved One Has Been Affected by a Recalled Product

If your or a loved one has become injured as a result of one of these recalled chandeliers, they may be entitled to compensation.  Here at LawInfo.com, we have experienced attorneys specializing in products liability cases who can help you.  Most of the attorneys at LawInfo.com offer free initial consultations, so it would be advantageous to speak to an attorney to discuss your potential legal claims.