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Recall alert: Check your home for these products leading to injury and fires

There’s a new recall out from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for two products that have the potential to cause serious injuries. One product can collapse while the other is a fire hazard.

One recall involves about 25,000 workstations sold in the U.S. and Canada. The second recall involves more than 1,000 pendant lights that pose a fire hazard.

There have been reports of injuries associated with one of the recalled items. We have more information on the recalls and what you can do if you own the products.

Workstations can collapse

Humanscale Corporation is voluntarily recalling its QuickStand Lite Workstations. The workstation’s arm can break and cause the computer monitor to fall, posing a risk of injury.

About 22,700 of the workstations were sold in the U.S. with an additional 2,200 sold in Canada. The firm has received 52 reports of workstation arms breaking, including 12 reports of minor injuries.

The workstations were sold in furniture stores nationwide and online at Humanscale.com, Fellowes.com and on other websites from January 2015 through November 2018. They cost about $600.

 

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled workstation and contact Humanscale to receive a free repair kit.

You can contact Humanscale toll-free at 855-319-0315 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern, Monday through Friday or send an email to QSLinquiry@humanscale.com or find more information at humanscale.com and click on Recall Information at the top of the page.

Lights can cause fires

Kichler Lighting is voluntarily recalling its Elan Shayla Mini Pendant Lights. The light sockets can overheat, melt or catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

About 750 lights were sold in the U.S. with 289 sold in Canada. Kichler has received about 84 reports of burnt fixtures, wires or sockets, as well as three reports of fixture fires. No property damage or injuries have been reported.

The recall involves models 83162, 83163, and 83164. They are chrome, multi-light modern/contemporary, clear glass cylinder pendant lights with one, three or nine pendant lights. The recalled chrome and clear glass multi-light fixtures each have their model numbers and date codes printed on stickers located inside the ceiling canopy and on the product packaging.

 

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The Elan Shayla Mini Pendant Lights were sold at lighting showrooms nationwide from May 2013 through March 2015 for between $45 and $350. You should immediately stop using the recalled lighting fixtures and contact the store where they were purchased from or Kichler Lighting directly for a free replacement lighting fixture.

You can contact Kichler Lighting toll-free at 866-558-5706 from 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday. Information can also be found at kichler.com by clicking on Safety Information at the bottom of the page.

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