Big Lots Recalls Floor Lamps Due to Shock Hazard

The wiring for the five-light floor lamps’s light sockets can become exposed. In addition, use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.

Recall date: January 12, 2012
Recall number: 12-086
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  • Big Lots 5-Light Floor Lamp with dark shades

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    Big Lots 5-Light Floor Lamp with dark shades

  • Label on underside of base of recalled lamps

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    Label on underside of base of recalled lamps

  • Big Lots 5-Light Floor Lamp with multi-colored shades

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    Big Lots 5-Light Floor Lamp with multi-colored shades

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Five-Light Floor Lamps

Hazard:

The wiring for the lamp’s light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. In addition, use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.biglots.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 43,700

Description

This recall involves Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps. The lamps stand about five feet tall and have a gunmetal or chrome colored metal pole and five adjustable lights mounted on flexible metal tubes at the top. Dark plastic or multi-colored double plastic shades cover each of the five lights. Recalled lamps use standard incandescent or CFL bulbs and have labels marked with the model number “G-1843-5” affixed to the underside of the lamp base. These lamps can be further identified by SKU numbers 612007239, 612007829 or 612008982 at the beginning of the instructions. Lamps that use candelabra bulbs are not subject to this recall and can be identified by labels marked with the model number “G-1844-5B” and SKU numbers 612009036 or 612009037 in the instructions.

Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received four reports of melting lamp shades. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to a Big Lots store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

Big Lots stores nationwide from April 2010 through November 2011 for between $30 and $50.

Importer(s)

Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio

Manufactured in

China

  • Big Lots 5-Light Floor Lamp with dark shades

  • Label on underside of base of recalled lamps

  • Big Lots 5-Light Floor Lamp with multi-colored shades