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April 7, 2000

Fires 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 lampshade.

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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