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"Recall Alerts"

07-20-2011

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Target Recalls Children's Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards


(1) TARGET RECALLS CHILDREN'S TASK LAMPS DUE TO LACERATION AND FIRE HAZARDS

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Circo Children's Task Lamps

Units Sold: Approximately 13,000

Importer: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Lamps can overheat, causing the adhesive inside the lamp socket to melt and migrate into the bulb area of the socket. The cooled glue can adhere to the light bulb base and make the bulb difficult to remove which can result in a broken light bulb, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. Melted flammable glue that migrates onto the electrical components of the lamp poses a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received six reports of glue on the lamp socket melting and migrating into the bulb area of the socket. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Four styles of the children's task lamp are included in this recall with the names Striped, Sports, Dot or Flower Dot and have a label with the UPC number on the bottom. The lamps in this recall include:

Style Name Style Description UPC Number
Striped Navy-colored head, with sky blue and white stripes and blue lamp base 490970221923
Sports White head, with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base 490970222685
Dot White head, with lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base 490970224047
Flower Dot Pink head, with pattern of white flowers and leaves and pink lamp base 490970221947

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and Target.com from January 2011 to April 2011 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11279.html
Picture of Recalled Striped Task Lamp
Striped


Picture of Recalled Sports Task Lamp
Sports


Picture of Recalled Dot Task Lamp
Dot

Picture of Recalled Flower Dot Task Lamp
Flower Dot

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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