|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 292-9756
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Arena Lamp Recalled by Great American Opportunities Due to Electrical Shock Hazard
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: Great American Opportunities Arena Lamp
Units: About 14,050
Distributor: Great American Opportunities of Nashville, Tenn.
Hazard: The electrical design and construction of the lamps poses the risk of an electric shock to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Great American Opportunities has received one report of a lamp power cord detaching inside the lamp housing. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Arena Lamps (also called Disco Lights, Disco Light Projectors and Arena Light Kaleidoscopes) with the model number 3007952. The model number only appears on the original packaging. The lamp is used to project circular colored lights on a ceiling or wall for lighting effect and comes in a silver, rectangular box shape measuring 9"x5"x5". Light from the lamp is projected from a single circular cut out at one end of the box. A silver handle wraps half-way around the lamp and is affixed with large black thumb screws on either side of the lamp, and there are two rows of ventilation slots along the top. Underneath the lamp is a circular fan vent. On the back of the lamp, an on/off switch, power cord and a knob with the word "FUSE" written in white are in a row along the top.
Sold at: Warehouse sales (in temporarily rented space) in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn.; Conyers, Ga.; and Bloomington, Ill. from April 2008 through December 2011 for between $5 and $10. The lamps were also given to schools and civic organizations in conjunction with fundraising activities during the same period.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and contact Great American Opportunities for instructions on returning the lamps for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Great American Opportunities toll-free at (866) 292-9756 between 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.arenalamprecall.com
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