Recall: Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps
On 2012-01-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2010 for about $30 to $50.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Big Lots five light floor 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 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 244-5687
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What is the problem?
The wiring for the lamp's light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. In addition, use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps. The lamps stand about five feet tall and have a gunmetal or chrome colored metal pole and five adjustable lights mounted on flexible metal tubes at the top. Dark plastic or multi-colored double plastic shades cover each of the five lights. Recalled lamps use standard incandescent or CFL bulbs and have labels marked with the model number G-1843-5 affixed to the underside of the lamp base. These lamps can be further identified by SKU numbers 612007239, 612007829 or 612008982 at the beginning of the instructions.
Lamps that use candelabra bulbs are not subject to this recall and can be identified by labels marked with the model number G-1844-5B and SKU numbers 612009036 or 612009037 in the instructions.
These items were sold new+ at Big Lots stores nationwide from April 2010 through November 2011 for between $30 and $50.
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 lamps and return them to a Big Lots store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866)244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.biglots.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of melting lamp shades. No injuries 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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