June 15, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Name of Product: Dragonfly, Petunia, Iris, and Rose Torchiere Lamps
Units: About 2,200
Importer: River of Goods, of Eagan, Minn.
Hazard: An electrical problem can cause the torchiere lamps to spark, smoke or burn posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: ValueVision has received five reports of the recalled lamps sparking, smoking and/or burning, including minor property damage. One minor burn injury has been reported.
Description: The torchieres are Tiffany-style lamps with glass shades with either dragonfly, petunia, iris or rose designs.
- The Dragonfly torchiere has a dragonfly design glass shade. It was sold as part of a three-lamp set including a floor lamp, a table lamp and a torchiere lamp. Only the torchiere lamp in the set is included in this recall. The Dragonfly torchiere was sold as item numbers V38109 and K18266. The item numbers are located on the products' packaging.
- The Petunia torchiere has a pastel floral design glass shade and was sold individually as item number V38762.
- The Iris torchiere has an iris design glass shade and was sold individually as item number V38763.
- The Rose torchiere has a rose design glass shade and was sold individually as item number V38764.
Sold at: ShopNBC, which is ValueVision's television home-shopping channel, and at www.shopnbc.com between November 2005 and April 2006 for about $200 for the set that includes the Dragonfly lamp, and about $50 to $90 for the other individual lamps.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torchiere lamps and contact ValueVision to receive a full refund. ValueVision is contacting consumers who bought these lamps directly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact ShopNBC at (800) 676-5523 between 6 a.m. and midnight CT Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.ShopNBC.com
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