Desk lamps recalled due to shock hazard
A potential electric shock hazard has prompted LG Sourcing Incorporated to announce a voluntary recall for an estimated 33,000 LED clip-on desk lamps. This recall, affecting lamps produced by the He Shan Lide company headquartered in China, has been issued at the request of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. LG Sourcing Incorporated, located in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, imported the Chinese made lamps to distribute for sale at Lowe’s hardware stores throughout the country between May of 2011 and December of 2011. The lamps, which originally retailed for approximately $20, are equipped with an electrical power cord that can become detached from the clip on component, exposing live electrical wires and creating the potential that the lamp might shock consumers. The He Shan Lide lamps affected by this recall are LED lams constructed of pink and blue plastic with a bendable metal neck approximately one foot in length. A silver label imprinted with the words “Electrical Safety” and “MET” and the code “E113152”followed by the date “Apr. 2011” on one side and model number “F3044-AC-01” (for pink lamps) or F3044-AC-02 (for blue lamps). is affixed to the lamp’s power cord. The cord’s outlet plug is imprinted with the code “KENIC KE 01P E155176.” Consumers in possession of affected lamp models should discontinue their use immediately, and return the lamps to the manufacturer for a full refund including a reimbursement for the cost of shipping the lamp back to the He Shan Lide company. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is interested in hearing any complaints related to this product.