April 7, 2000Fires Spark Recall of Little
Ones Fun Accent Lamps for Kids by Kmart
Troy, MI (SafetyAlerts) -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp. is
voluntarily recalling about 280,000 "Little Ones Fun Accent Lamps for Kids". The
lamps can short circuit posing a fire hazard.
Kmart has received eight reports of
the lamps short circuiting and catching fire, resulting in property damage. One of these
fires resulted in more than $15,000 in damages, and another caused more than $3,000 in
damages. No injuries or deaths have been reported.
The "Little Ones" wooden
accent lamps being recalled come in six different styles: an airplane lamp, alphabet
letters (ABC) lamp, numbers (123) lamp, baseball with bat lamp, train lamp and sailboat
lamp. The lamps are approximately 15 inches high with wood bases. A price label on the
bottom of the base reads, "Made in China for Kmart Corporation." "Little
Ones fun accent lamps for kids" is written on a paper insert packaged on the
Kmart stores nationwide sold the lamps from January 1993 through March 2000 for between
$13 and $15.
Consumers should immediately unplug the lamps and stop using them. Consumers should return
the lamps to their local Kmart for a refund. For further information, contact Kmart at
(800) 63KMART anytime.
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers April 7, 2000.
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