US homewares giant Home Depot is recalling 64,000 light fittings over fears they can cut and burn customers.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the shades of the Chinese-made vanity fixtures can ‘detach and fall, posing laceration and burn hazards’.
This recall involves Home Decorators Collection three-light and four-light Comotti models. The light fixture styles have three or four chrome-colored glass shades with clear acrylic ball strands that surround a halogen light. The wall plate is made of reflective stainless steel.
The CPSC says consumers should immediately contact the manufacturer, Design Solutions International, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to receive free replacement light shades and replacement instructions.
The firm has received 108 reports of shades falling, including one report of a laceration to the head that also involved a laceration and burn to the arm and one report of a laceration to the leg. The light fittings were sold exclusively by Home Depot stores across the US and on its website from December 2014 through March 2017 for between $95 and $110.
Photograph: Mike Mozart 2017