August 30, 2001
Release # 01-224
Lamp Recall Hotline: (800) 752-1937
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Discovery Channel Store Contact: Pamela Rucker, (240) 662-4110

CPSC, The Discovery Channel Store Announce Recall of Oil Lamps

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Discovery Channel Store, Inc., of Berkeley, Calif., is voluntarily recalling 16,000 glass and metal oil-burning lamps. The glass on these lamps can shatter when lit, posing a fire and laceration hazard to consumers.

The Discovery Channel Store, Inc. has received four reports of the lamps shattering, including two reports of minor property damage. There have been no reports of injuries.

The recalled lamps come in two shapes: 16 by 7 inch-rectangular, and 7.5 inch-square. The top piece of the clear rectangular lamp has an opening for five wicks, and the top piece of the clear square lamp has an opening for one wick. The lamps have two stacking glass pieces supported by a black metal frame. The lower glass piece has a reservoir for oil.

Discovery Channel Stores and The Nature Company stores nationwide sold the lamps from September 1999 through July 2001 for between $18 and $24.

Consumers should stop using these lamps immediately and return them to any Discovery Channel Store or The Nature Company store nationwide for a refund. Consumers also can call The Discovery Channel Store toll-free at (800) 752-1937 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at
Picture of Recalled Oil Lamp