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

The pull chain on the model 70242 glass shade holder is incorrectly wired, posing a shock hazard to the consumer.

Recall date: March 12, 2015
Recall number: 15-098
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  • Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, side view

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    Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, side view

  • Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, bottom view

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    Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, bottom view

  • Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, with sample shade

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    Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, with sample shade

Recall Summary

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.

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.

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Recall Details

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.

Importer(s)

Westinghouse Lighting, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, side view

  • Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, bottom view

  • Westinghouse Lighting Model 70242 Glass Shade Holder, with sample shade