|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 18, 1995
Release # 95-060
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1166
CPSC, Hills Department Stores Recalls
Wooden Children's Lamps
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hills Department Stores of Canton, Mass., is
voluntarily recalling 6,500 Beacon Hill wooden children's lamps with dinosaur, frog,
airplane, and rocking horse shaped bases. Because of an assembly defect in the light bulb
socket, the lamp can short circuit, creating a fire or electric shock hazard.
Hills Department Stores received one complaint in 1994 of a defective lamp that short
circuited. A 28-year-old Pennsylvania man reportedly turned on the lamp and received a
shock that blew out the house circuit breaker.
The lamps measure 16 inches tall, come with a white and red striped shade, and have green,
red, and yellow painted wooden bases. Hills sold them exclusively in 1993 and 1994 for
under $15. The lamp cartons are marked as SKU #8000 for the dinosaur, and SKU #8001 for
the frog, airplane, or rocking horse.
Consumers who own one or more of these lamps should stop using them and return them to a
Hills Department Store for a full refund.
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
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