According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ohio-based Big Lots, Inc. is recalling approximately 43,700 floor lamps due to a defect which may cause wiring in the lamp’s light sockets to become exposed, increasing the risk of electric shock to consumers. Additionally, using standard 40 watt light bulbs, which are recommended, can cause excessive heat, which may subsequently melt the plastic shades over the light bulbs.
The Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps are approximately five feet tall and have five adjustable lights attached to flexible metal tubes at the top of a chrome or gunmetal-colored metal pole. The lights themselves are covered by multi-colored plastic or dark plastic shades. The affected lamps use standard CFL or incandescent light bulbs and have a label with the “G-1843-5” model number affixed underneath the base. The recalled product SKU numbers include: 612008982, 612007829, and 612007239.
The recalled floor lamps were sold from April 2010 through November 2011 exclusively at Big Lots stores across the country for between $30 and $50. Consumers should stop using them immediately and return them to any Big Lots store for a full refund of the purchase price.
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