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Target Recalls Children's Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards
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:
Navy-colored head, with sky blue and white stripes and blue lamp base
White head, with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base
White head, with lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base
Pink head, with pattern of white flowers and leaves and pink lamp base
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,
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