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Kichler recalls nearly 49,000 Aztec chandeliers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kichler Lighting is recalling nearly 49,000 Aztec chandeliers sold exclusively at Lowe's stores because it can potentially fall from the ceiling and injure people.

The company said Thursday that the chandelier's fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use.

There have been six reports of chandeliers falling from the ceiling, causing about $6,000 in reported property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes Aztec nine-light chandeliers sold under the Portfolio brand. The chandeliers are metal with an old bronze finish and measure about 31-inches wide and 31-inches high. They come with etched amber glass shades and a decorative faux marble ball in the center. The upper arms of the fixture are 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.

The chandeliers were sold at Lowe's Cos. stores and on the retailer's website from July 2006 through August 2011 for about $240.

Consumers are advised to keep people from going into the immediate area under the chandeliers and to contact Kichler to receive information on how to obtain a free repair kit or replacement for chandeliers that have fallen. Kichler's home center unit can be reached at (800) 554-6504, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. The company can also be contacted online at www.kichler.com and click on "Aztec" and then on "Model No. 34330 Safety Information" for more information.