Starting date:
July 12, 2013
Posting date:
July 12, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-34519
Affected products
Kichler Aztec Nine-Light Chandelier
Product description

The recalled product involves the Aztec nine-light chandelier sold under the Lowe’s Portfolio brand as model number 34330. The chandeliers are metal with an "olde bronze" finish and measure about 79 centimetres (31 inches) wide and 79 centimetres (31 inches) high. The chandelier comes with etched amber glass shades and a decorative faux marble ball in the center. The upper arms of the fixture have single long curves and the lower arms of the fixture are "S" shaped. “Aztec” and model number 34330 are printed on a sticker located inside the ceiling canopy at the top of the chandelier.
Hazard identified

The chandelier’s fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use, causing the chandelier to fall creating a risk of injury to bystanders under or near the chandelier.

Kichler has received six reports of chandeliers falling from ceilings in the United States, with no injuries reported. No reports of incidents or injuries have been reported in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these chandeliers.
Number sold

Approximately 200 units of the affected chandeliers were sold in Canada at Lowe’s stores under the Portfolio brand as model number 34330.
Time period sold

The affected chandeliers were sold from July 2006 through August 2011.
Place of origin

Manufactured in China.
Companies

Manufacturer
Chain Lighting Co., Ltd.
Dongguan City
CHINA

Importer
The L.D. Kichler Co.
Independence
Ohio
UNITED STATES

Images (select thumbnail to enlarge)
Nine-light chandelier
Top of Chandelier (label location)
Fixture loop with broken fixture loop embedded

What you should do

Consumers should contact Kichler Lighting’s Home Center Division (Aztec) to receive a free repair kit or replacement for chandeliers that have fallen.

For more information, consumers may contact Kichler Lighting’s Home Center Division (Aztec) by telephone at 1-800-554-6504 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.