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August 16, 1990 (301) 504-0580
Release # 90-141

The Coaster Company of America Recalls Floor Lamps

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Coaster Company of America, headquartered in Sante Fe Springs, CA, is voluntarily recalling some 1,900 brass floor lamps because of a possible electrocution hazard. This hazard may be present even though the lamp switch is in the "off" position.

Brass floor lamp models 2607, 2618 and 2620 sold nationwide since January 1987 are being recalled. They sold for about $50 each. All lamps feature three metal support legs bolted to a metal central post by metal screws or bolts.

  • Model 2607 features a single light socket atop the center post and three planter supports at the ends of the U- shaped support legs.
  • Model 2618 features a triple light socket and planter supports at the ends of the support legs.
  • Model 2620 features a glass tea table which rests atop three C-shaped metal support legs bolted to the central post.

The company said certain screws holding the legs to the lamp's center post may be too long and could pierce the power cord insulation, energizing the entire brass frame.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has learned that one child was electrocuted in Alaska.

Consumers with any of the lamps should immediately unplug them from electrical outlets and return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers may also call Coaster Company of America at 1-800-221-9699 for additional information about the recall; California residents should call 213-944-7899.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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