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Target Recalls Children’s Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – 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.

Target Recalls Childrens Lamps
Target Recalls Childrens Lamps

Product Information

Name of Product: Circo Children’s Task Lamps

Units Sold: Approximately 13,000

Importer: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, MN.

Hazard: Lamps may 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 $13.00.

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 7:00am and 6:00pm CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.target.com

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

About The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion 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 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 800.638.8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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