August 30, 2001
The Discovery Channel Store Announces Recall of Oil Lamps
- The Discovery Channel Store, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 16,000
glass and metal oil-burning lamps. The glass on these lamps can shatter when
lit, posing a fire and laceration hazard to consumers.
The Discovery Channel Store, Inc. has received four reports of the lamps
shattering, including two reports of minor property damage. There have been
no reports of injuries.
recalled lamps come in two shapes: 16 by 7 inch-rectangular, and 7.5
inch-square. The top piece of the clear rectangular lamp has an opening for
five wicks, and the top piece of the clear square lamp has an opening for
one wick. The lamps have two stacking glass pieces supported by a black
metal frame. The lower glass piece has a reservoir for oil.
Discovery Channel Stores and The Nature Company stores nationwide sold the
lamps from September 1999 through July 2001 for between $18 and $24.
Consumers should stop using these lamps immediately and return them to any
Discovery Channel Store or The Nature Company store nationwide for a refund.
Consumers also can call The Discovery Channel Store toll-free at (800)
752-1937 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the
company's website at www.shopping.discovery.com.