CPSC, Kmart Corp. Announce Recall of Children's Lamps

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp., of Troy Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 280,000 children's decorative lamps. The lamps can short circuit posing a fire hazard.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 7, 2000

Release # 00-093

Kmart Recall Line: (800) 63KMART
 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp., of Troy Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 280,000 children's decorative lamps. The lamps can short circuit posing a fire hazard.

Kmart has received eight reports of the lamps short circuiting and catching fire, resulting in property damage. One of these fires resulted in more than $15,000 in damages, and another caused more than $3,000 in damages. No injuries or deaths have been reported.

The "Little Ones" wooden accent lamps being recalled come in six different styles: an airplane lamp, alphabet letters (ABC) lamp, numbers (123) lamp, baseball with bat lamp, train lamp and sailboat lamp. The lamps are approximately 15 inches high with wood bases. A price label on the bottom of the base reads, "Made in China for Kmart Corporation." "Little Ones fun accent lamps for kids" is written on a paper insert packaged on the lampshade.

Kmart stores nationwide sold the lamps from January 1993 through March 2000 for between $13 and $15.

Consumers should immediately unplug the lamps and stop using them. Consumers should return the lamps to their local Kmart for a refund. For further information, contact Kmart at (800) 63KMART anytime.


Children's Lamps