Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Melville Direct Recalls Aquarium Motion Lamps Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively by Bits & Pieces

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Aquarium Motion Lamp

Hazard: The lamp can overheat and spark when plugged in, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Melville Direct toll-free at (855) 557-4657 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.bitsandpieces.com and click on Aquarium Motion Lamp Recall Information for more details.

Units: About 3,600

Description: The Aquarium Lamp simulates a tropical coral reef. The plug-in lamp contains no water. Lights illuminate colorful fish and dolphins that swim back and forth with a 3D effect. The scene is framed by a beveled glass mirror frame. The lamp case and stand are made of plastic. The lamp measures 7 ½ inches tall x 12 ¼ inches wide x 3 inches deep. Style 45458 is printed on the original box.

Incidents/Injuries: Eleven incidents have been reported of the item overheating or sparking when plugged in. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumer should unplug the lamp. Melville Direct is contacting customers whose lamp shipped after September 1, 2014. The letter includes a return form and a merchandise return label. Customers should complete the return form and affix the postage-paid return label to the outside of the box. Customers may contact Melville Direct to receive the form and label.

Sold exclusively through: the Bits and Pieces catalogue and online at www.bitsandpieces.com from September 1, 2014 through January 9, 2015 for about $30.

Manufacturer: Melville Direct of Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Manufactured in: China