Over 83,000 Thomas Lighting ceiling flush mount light fixtures were recently recalled by the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission due to a fire and shock hazard. 28 different models of ceiling flush-mounted light fixtures manufactured by the company between June 1, 2010 and November 25, 2010 were named in the recall.
The fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade, leading to charged wires becoming exposed, which can cause electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture, posing a shock and fire hazard to the consumer.
There have been 11 reports of defective fixtures which cause the home AFCI to trip. So far no injuries have been reported to the firm.
Consumers who own one of the recalled fixtures should stop using it immediately and contact Thomas Lighting to arrange for a free in-home repair by a qualified electrician.