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Target Recalls Threshold Floor Lamps Due to Fire and Shock Hazard

  • Target Threshold lamp
  • Target Threshold lamp box
Name of Product:
White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp
Hazard:
The lamp can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp's three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
September 03, 2013
Units:
About 25,000 and 541 in Canada.
Consumer Contact

Target at (800) 440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help tab, then click on Home & Kitchen for more information.  

Recall Details

Description:

This recall includes white plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and two 3-way pull-chain switches.  Lamp is illuminated by two 3-way 100-watt or 29-watt CFL bulbs and stands approximately 60 inches tall.  The model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp, unplug it and return it to any Target store for a full refund. 

Incidents/Injuries:

Target has received six reports of short circuiting which have resulted in fires, minor property damage and two consumers being shocked.

Sold Exclusively At

Target stores nationwide and Target.com from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $70.

Importer:

Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn.  

Importer

Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn.  

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-275
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