Target Recalls Threshold Floor Lamps Due to Fire and Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp
Hazard: The lamp can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp's three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp, unplug it and return it to any Target store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Target at (800) 440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help tab, then click on Home & Kitchen for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Target-Recalls-Threshold-Floor-Lamps/
Units: About 25,000 and 541 in Canada.
Description: This recall includes white plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and two 3-way pull-chain switches. Lamp is illuminated by two 3-way 100-watt or 29-watt CFL bulbs and stands approximately 60 inches tall. The model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp.
Incidents/Injuries: Target has received six reports of short circuiting which have resulted in fires, minor property damage and two consumers being shocked.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and Target.com from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $70.
Importer: Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturer: J. Hunt & Company of Bono, Ark.
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35317r-eng.php
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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