Target and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a voluntary recall of the Circo Children’s Task Lamp citing laceration and fire hazards.
According to the announcement, consumers are urged to stop using the products immediately. They can return the lamps at any Target store and receive a full refund. Approximately, 13,000 customers bought the lamps at Target stores across the country.
So far, six people have reported incidents relating to the lamps, says the CPSC. Apparently, the lamps can overheat causing the adhesive glue inside the lamp socket to melt. The CPSC says that the melted glue can lead to broken bulbs which can cause lacerations. In addition, the flammable glue poses a fire risk.
Four styles of the lamp are subject to recall:
- Striped - Navy-colored head, with sky blue and white stripes and blue lamp base
- Sports - White head, with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base
- Dot - White head, with lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base
- Flower Dot - Pink head, with pattern of white flowers and leaves and pink lamp base
The lamps which were manufactured in China were sold exclusively at Target and retail for about $13.
If you have had an incident with this product, you can report the incident to the CPSC at www.saferproducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772. The CPSC is the federal agency charged with protecting consumers from injury and death associated with the use of consumer products.
For additional information on the Target recall and children's task lamp recall, you can also contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680.
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