FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 1997
Release # 97-119
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp. of Troy, Mich., is recalling about 41,300 table lamps. The lamps can short circuit and ignite, creating a fire hazard.
Kmart has received 12 reports of the lamps short circuiting. Five of the incidents resulted in fire, causing minor damage to various household items. Kmart is not aware of any injuries involving the lamps.
The table lamp, measuring 15 1/4 inches high, is made of bronze-colored metal with two frosted white shades. The base of the lamp is shaped like a lily pad and the shades are shaped like lily flowers. A gold sticker on the bottom of the lamp reads, "Made in China." A clear sticker on the bulb socket reads in part, "...Use 25 watt type B or smaller lamp...E123788..."
The lamp is packaged in a cardboard box. The box is labeled in part, "Basic Editions...Lily Table Lamp...Style R8831...UL Listed..." There is a photograph of the lamp on the box.
Kmart stores nationwide sold the lamps from November 1996 through April 1997 for about $20.
Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and return them to any Kmart store for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Kmart at (800) 63K-MART. Consumers will also find recall information and photographs of the lamp and its packaging at Kmart's web site at http://www.kmart.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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