Recall: Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps
On 2011-06-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps due to a potential fire and shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2009 for about $7 to $8.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Nantucket Distributing safari lamp recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Lamps category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 287-3232
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What is the problem?
Defective wiring in the lamps can cause an electrical short, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Safari and Aquarium themed lamps with UPC numbers 000015556905, 000015618955, 000015821591 and 000015821607 printed on the price label on the cardboard packaging. The decorative lamps are silver and feature rotating films with aquatic and safari scenes. While there are no brand markings directly on the product, "Made in China" is printed on the bottom of the lamp.
Similar lamps, sold by a different company as a children's product, were recalled in February 2010 (Expanded in March 2012) and July 2012.
These items were sold new+ at Christmas Tree Shops stores primarily in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions from December 2009 through May 2011 for between $7 and $8.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to Christmas Tree Shops store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 anytime, or visit their website at www.christmastreeshops.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Christmas Tree Shops has received three reports of sparking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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