Big Lots recently announced a recall of its Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps. The company initiated the recall after receiving four reports of melting lamp shades. No injuries have been reported.
The wiring for the lamp’s light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. In addition, use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.
Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps stand about five feet tall and have a gunmetal or chrome colored metal pole and five adjustable lights mounted on flexible metal tubes at the top. Dark plastic or multi-colored double plastic shades cover each of the five lights. Recalled lamps use standard incandescent or CFL bulbs and have labels marked with the model number “G-1843-5” affixed to the underside of the lamp base. These lamps can be further identified by SKU numbers 612007239, 612007829 or 612008982 at the beginning of the instructions. Lamps that use candelabra bulbs are not subject to this recall and can be identified by labels marked with the model number “G-1844-5B” and SKU numbers 612009036 or 612009037 in the instructions.
Approximately 43,700 floor lamps were sold at Big Lots stores nationwide from April 2010 through November 2011 for between $30 and $50.
According to the recall notice, should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to a Big Lots store for a full refund. For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.biglots.com.
If you have been injured by a floor lamp or other home lighting product, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.
|Big Lots 5-Light Floor Lamp with dark shades|
|Big Lots Floor Lamp with multi-colored shades|
|Label on underside of base of recalled lamps|