CPSC Announces Recall of 21,300 Coca-Cola® ElectroPlasma Lamps Sold at Rite Aid for Burn Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Emess Design Group LLC, of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, have announced the recall of about 21,300 Coca-Cola ElectroPlasma Lamps because of a burn hazard caused by an electric arc between the metal bottle cap and a human contact point

An electric burn is possible if the distance between the metal cap and the contact point is sustained at about 1/8-inch away from the metal cap.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The lamps were manufactured in China and sold at Rite Aid stores nationwide during January 2006 for about $40.

According to the CPSC, the firm has received reports of two incidents involving an electrical arc to the finger, including one report of a minor burn.

These lamps are in the shape of a Coca-Cola bottle. They are about 13.5 inches high. The inside of the ElectroPlasma lamps simulate lightning bolts. A label on the bottom of the black base of the lamp reads, “Model No: 23-103,” and “Lipan Industrial Co., Ltd.”

Consumers should stop using the recalled lamp immediately and return the item to a Rite Aid retailer for a full refund.

For additional information, consumers can contact Emess Design Group’s Customer Service Center at (800) 678-2579 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write to Emess Design Group, LLC at 1 Early Street, Ellwood City, PA 16117, Attention Customer Service Department.

Additional information can be found on the Emess Design Group Web site at http://www.emessdesign.com/. 

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