August 8, 2006
Release #06-225
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 762-0419


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Mars Lightning ElectroPlasma Lamps

Units: About 1,500

Retailer: Spencer Gifts LLC, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Hazard: Arcing between an object and the removable cover of the lamp can pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Spencer Gifts has experienced two fire incidents at two of their stores. One of these fires caused fire, smoke, and water damage.

Description: The recall involves the Mars Lightning 7001 dome electroplasma lamp, which simulates lightning bolts inside. It has a glass dome glued to a black base. Writing under the base includes the SKU number of 00473421, "MARS LIGHTNING7001" and "LIGHTNING 2000."

Sold at: Spencer Gifts stores exclusively nationwide during December 2004 for about $30.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to any Spencer Gifts for a store credit.

Consumer Contact: Call Spencer Gifts at (800) 762-0419 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or for more information, visit their Web site at


Picture of Recalled ElectroPlasma Lamp