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Target Recalls Lamps for Fire and Shock Hazard

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Lauren Lopez4 years ago

Target has issued a recall for Threshold White 2-Bulb Floor Lamps sold in both the United States and Canada. The lamps were sold exclusively at Target stores for about $70.  This product was sold between September 2013 and May 2013. Target has received several reports of fire, electric shock, and property damage.   

Target Lamp Recall Details- 6 Fires Reported 

  • About 25,000 units of this product have been sold in the U.S., as well as 541 in Canada.
  • There is a risk of fire and shock hazards from the use of this product.
  • The installation of one-way light bulbs into the three-way socket has been the cause of short circuiting.
  • There are currently six reports of short circuiting which have resulted in fires.
  • Two consumers have reported being electrically shocked.
  • Minor damage to property has also been reported. 
  • All consumers are advised to immediately cease use of the defective lamps and unplug them.

Threshold Floor Lamps Description

The following information has been provided by United States Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • The recall includes white plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and two 3-way pull-chain switches.
  • The 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.
  • The Threshold Floor Lamp is sold exclusively at Target between the date of September 2012 and May 2013.
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