September 20, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Ledu-Brand Desk Lamps
Units: About 1,000
Distributor: Advantus Corp., of Jacksonville, Fla.
Hazard: The plastic near the bulb of these lamps can overheat and melt. This poses a burn hazard to consumers who could touch the hot plastic.
Incidents/Injuries: Advantus Corp. has received two reports of lamps overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: These are Ledu-brand desk lamps with model number L462BK . The model number is written on the packaging. This recall involves lamps containing a serial number on the bottom of the lamp between A462050400001 and A462050401002. They also have a metallic UL foil sticker with E149992 written on it.
Sold at: Sold by commercial office products dealers nationwide during May 2006 for about $145.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and return them to the retailer where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Advantus Corp. at (800) 771-0529 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.advantus.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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