Recall: Threshold White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp
On 2013-09-03, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Threshold White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp due to a potential fire and shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2012 for about $70.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Target lamp recall. Instance(s) of injuries, fires, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Lamps category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 440-0680
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What is the problem?
The lamp can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp's three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries, fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall includes white plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and two 3-way pull-chain switches. Lamp is illuminated by two 3-way 100-watt or 29-watt CFL bulbs and stands approximately 60 inches tall. The model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35317r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Target stores nationwide and Target.com from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $70.
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 lamp, unplug it and return it to any Target store for a full refund.
Target at (800) 440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help tab, then click on Home & Kitchen for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Target has received six reports of short circuiting which have resulted in fires, minor property damage and two consumers being shocked.
+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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