CPSC Product Recall: Target Corp Recalls Circo Task Lamps for Fire, Injury Risks

07/20/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Minneapolis, MN — Laceration and fire hazards have prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Target Corporation to announce a voluntary product recall of 13,000 Circo Children’s Task Lamps. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on July 20, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that if the lamps overheat, the adhesive inside of the lamp socket can melt and migrate into the bulb area of the socket. The cooled glue can attach to the light bulb base, which is hard to remove and can cause the light bulb to break, posing a laceration hazard to the consumer. The melted flammable glue also poses a risk of fire if it seeps onto the electrical components.

The CPSC reported that 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 recalled lamps include:

• Style: Striped

• Description: Navy-colored head, with sky blue and white stripes and blue lamp base

• UPC: 490970221923

• Style: Sports

• Description: White head, with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base

• UPC: 490970222685

• Style: Dot

• Description: White head, with lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base

• UPC: 490970224047

• Style: Flower Dot

• Description: Pink head, with pattern of white flowers and leaves and pink lamp base

• UPC: 490970221947

Consumers have been advised to return the recalled lamps to any Target store for a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.target.com.

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