Posted on: November 14, 2011
Lamps sold at a major retailer are being recalled because they could overheat, according to news reports.
Children’s lamps from Target Corporation are being recalled, according to an alert by the Department of Consumer Protection. Approximately 13,000 lamps are affected by the recall.
The recall is due to a malfunction in the lamp that could cause them to overheat, triggering 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; this can result in a broken light bulb, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. Also, if the melted glue were to migrate onto the electrical components of the lamp, a fire could result,” according to news reports.
The products included in the recall are:
Style NameStyle DescriptionUPC Number
StripedNavy-colored head, sky blue, white stripes and blue lamp base490970221923
SportsWhite head with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base490970222685
DotWhite head, lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base490970224047
Flower DotPink head, pattern of white flowers and leaves, pink lamp base490970221947
So far, 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, according to news reports.
As a Sumter personal injury attorney , I urge consumers to stop using this product to protect themselves from potentially serious injuries.
While we don’t handle this kind of recall we feel that it’s important to educate the community to help protect their health and safety. If you have been injured by a recalled product, you might wish to contact an Sumter personal injury lawyer who can help.