Target Recalls Children’s Lamp Due to Fire and Injury Risks

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In a news release Wednesday, Target Corporation, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced that it is voluntarily recalling task lamps designed for children due to risks of fire and laceration.

The retailer is recalling approximately 13,000 Circo Children’s Task Lamps. Because the lamps can overheat, adhesive inside the lamp socket can melt and flow into the socket’s bulb area, according to the news release. Once the glue cools, it can stick to the base of the light bulb, making it difficult to remove the bulb, thus increasing the risk of bulb breakage, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. The fire hazard stems from melted flammable glue that reaches electrical components of the lamp.

So far, no injuries have been reported, but Target has received complaints of glue melting and seeping into the socket’s bulb area.

The four lamp styles being recalled are Striped (UPC# 490970221923), Sports (UPC# 490970222685), Dot (UPC# 490970224047), and Flower Dot (UPC # 490970221947). The lamps were sold exclusively at Target stores throughout the country between January 2011 and April 2011 for about $13.

Any consumer who has purchased the lamp should stop using it immediately and return it to any Target store for a full refund.

As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I hope that neither you nor your family has been harmed through the use of one of these lamps. I encourage any consumer who has purchased one of these lamps to stop using it and return it right away.