About 35,000 Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps have been recalled over fire and shock hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), just announced.
The defective <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps were manufactured in China; imported by Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., of Middleboro, Massachusetts; and sold by Christmas Tree Shops, of Union, New Jersey. The recalled Animated Safari and Aquarium Lamps were sold at Christmas Tree Shops stores primarily in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions from December 2009 through May 2011 for between $7 and $8.
Defective wiring in the lamps can cause an electrical short, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. To date, Christmas Tree Shops has received three reports of sparking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
This recall involves Safari and Aquarium themed lamps with UPC numbers 000015556905, 000015618955, 000015821591, and 000015821607 printed on the price label on the cardboard packaging.
The decorative lamps are silver and feature rotating films with aquatic and safari scenes. While there are no brand markings directly on the product, “Made in China” is printed on the bottom of the lamp.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to Christmas Tree Shops store for a full refund. Christmas Tree Shops can be reached, toll-free, at 1.888.287.3232 anytime, or at its website at www.christmastreeshops.com.