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Target Children's Task Lamps Recalled

Date:
July 20, 2011
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Target Corporation
The Danger:
Lamps may overheat, causing 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 which can result in a broken light bulb, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. Melted flammable glue that migrates onto the electrical components of the lamp poses a risk of fire. 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.
Description:
Approximately 13,000 products are being recalled. Four styles of the children's task lamp are included in this recall with the names Striped, Sports, Dot or Flower Dot and have a label with the UPC number on the bottom. The lamps in this recall include:
Style Name: Striped
Style Description: Navy-colored head, with sky blue and white stripes and blue lamp base
UPC Number: 490970221923

Style Name: Sports
Style Description: White head, with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base
UPC Number: 490970222685

Style Name: Dot
Style Description: White head, with lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base
UPC Number: 490970224047

Style Name: Flower Dot
Style Description: Pink head, with pattern of white flowers and leaves and pink lamp base
UPC Number: 490970221947
Sold At:
Target stores nationwide and target.com from January 2011 to April 2011 for about $13.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the lamps and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund. Contact the company toll-free at 800-440-0680 or visit target.com.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11279.html