B&Q issues massive recall for lamps that fall to pieces

B&Q has issued an urgent alert over 43 products, including table lamps and ceiling fittings, that have been labelled as potentially dangerous.

It involves two types of shade ring that have been found to be defective .

The alert follows an earlier warning in February when the firm identified 25 different light fittings that had been made with lamp rings that could break without warning.

‘If you have purchased one of these products, which uses the shade ring please remove the shade and ring immediately on any affected light fittings, using the original tool supplied, ensuring lights are cool first,’ a Trading Standards official commented.

‘If you are unable to do this, avoid the potential fall zone until you have been able to organise removal of the lampshade or shades.

‘Once the shade rings and shades have been removed ceiling light fittings are safe to continue using as normal.’

A B&Q spokesman added: ‘Despite rigorous quality control procedures, B&Q has identified that in some circumstances there is a risk of shades falling from certain models of light fittings.

‘Customer safety is of paramount importance to B&Q and we advise that if you have purchased one of these products please immediately remove the shade and ring using the original tool supplied and contact our customer service team to receive a replacement part.’

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