A large recall of 360,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Discovery Kidsâ„¢ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps has been announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The recalled Discovery Kidsâ„¢ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps were imported by Innovage LLC, of Foothill Ranch, California and manufactured in China, a country long associated with products that have been found to be dangerous and linked to an increasing and significant string of recalls.
A defect in the lampâ€™s printed circuit board can cause an electrical short, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. To date, Innovage has received nine reports of incidents, including seven reports of lamps catching fire, one involving smoke inhalation injury to a child, and three involving minor property damage.
This recall involves the Discovery Kidsâ„¢ Animated Marine Lamp with model number 1627121 or 1628626 and the Animated Safari Lamp with model number 1627124 or 1628626. All models have batch numbers beginning with â€œ2.â€ The decorative lamps are silver in color and feature rotating films with marine or safari scenes. â€œDiscovery Kidsâ€ is printed on the front, top left corner. The batch number is an 11-digit number located on the bottom of each unit. The model number can be found on the bottom of the packaging.
The 360,000 recalled Discovery Kidsâ„¢ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps were sold at mass merchandisers, department, drug, and hardware stores nationwide; online; and through direct sales from July 2009 through January 2010 for about $10.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the lamps, and contact Innovage for information on returning the product for a full refund. Innovage can be reached toll-free at (888) 232-1535 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday; or visit the firmâ€™s Web site at www.lamprecall.org; or email Innovage at email@example.com