Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Target Recalls Threshold Floor Lamps Due to Fire and Shock Hazard

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: White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp

Hazard: The lamp can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp's three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Target at (800) 440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help tab, then click on Home & Kitchen for more information.

Units: About 25,000 and 541 in Canada.

Description: This recall includes white plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and two 3-way pull-chain switches. Lamp is illuminated by two 3-way 100-watt or 29-watt CFL bulbs and stands approximately 60 inches tall. The model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received six reports of short circuiting which have resulted in fires, minor property damage and two consumers being shocked.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp, unplug it and return it to any Target store for a full refund.

Sold at: Target stores nationwide and Target.com from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $70.

Importer: Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufacturer: J. Hunt & Company of Bono, Ark.

Manufactured in: China