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Safety Alert

Target Recalls Children's Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards

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: Circo Children's Task Lamps

Units Sold: Approximately 13,000

Importer: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: Lamps may overheat, causing the adhesive inside the lamp socket to melt and migrate into the bulb area of the socket. The cooled glue can adhere to the light bulb base and make the bulb difficult to remove which can result in a broken light bulb, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. Melted flammable glue that migrates onto the electrical components of the lamp poses a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received six reports of glue on the lamp socket melting and migrating into the bulb area of the socket. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Four styles of the children's task lamp are included in this recall with the names Striped, Sports, Dot or Flower Dot and have a label with the UPC number on the bottom. The lamps in this recall include:

Style NameStyle DescriptionUPC Number
StripedNavy-colored head, with sky blue and white stripes and blue lamp base490970221923
SportsWhite head, with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base490970222685
DotWhite head, with lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base490970224047
Flower DotPink head, with pattern of white flowers and leaves and pink lamp base490970221947

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and Target.com from January 2011 to April 2011 for about $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com