These fixtures are not being recalled for an electrical problem...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2005
Release # 05-124
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 842-4872
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Ginger(tm) Announce Recall of Bathroom Light Fixtures
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
Name of product: The Ginger(r) Kubic(r), K2(r) and Surface(tm) Bathroom
Units: About 5,900
Manufacturer: Ginger(r), of Fort Mill, S.C.
Problem: The glass shades can separate from the light fixture, posing a
risk that a consumer could be cut by the broken glass if the shade were
to fall and break.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a consumer who
suffered a minor cut to his foot after stepping on broken glass from a
Description: The Ginger(r) Kubic(r), K2(r) and Surface(tm) collection
light fixtures feature 8-inch-long, cylindrical, white glass shades that
are about 3-inches in diameter. They have chrome or satin nickel wall
plates, some decoratively encircled with wood. The lights can be
installed horizontally or vertically. The lights use incandescent bulbs
up to 100 watts. No screws are used to attach these shades. They are
glued to a metal base, which screws onto the fixture. No writing is
visible on the mounted light fixtures. For more information on model
numbers and distinctive features of these fixtures, contact Ginger(r).
Sold to: Commercial dealers and to consumers through select showrooms
and retailers nationwide from August 2003 through September 2004 for
between $240 and $355.
Assembled in: United States.
Remedy: Contact Ginger(r) to receive free replacement shades
Consumer Contact: Call Ginger(r) toll free at (800) 842-4872 between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site
View this recall online at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05124.html