80,000 Rock Salt Lamps Recalled Due To Electric Shock And Fire Hazard
Company voluntarily recalls rock salt lamps sold last year
If you received a rock salt lamp as a Christmas gift last month, you’re going to want to read this and make sure it’s not one of 80,000 being recalled due to a defect that can cause electric shock and pose a fire hazard.
A company called Lumiere manufactured the lamps, which were sold at Michaels stores and on Amazon. Although they’ve become quite trendy in the last year, these particular models can be seriously dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the lamps have dimmer switches and/or outlet plugs that can overheat and ignite, posing shock and fire hazards. The voluntary recall concerns three different models, all listed below with their product names and numbers:
Rock of Gibraltar Lamp, SKU 495144, UPC 00886946056253
Carnival of Lights, SKU 495433, UPC 00886946058325
Basket of Rocks, SKU 495146, UPC 00886946056277
According to the CPSC, no injuries have been reported yet concerning the lamps, and hopefully, the proactive approach from this company means none ever will. The affected lamps were sold at Michaels stores between July and November of last year, and online at Amazon. They can be returned to Michaels for a full refund, and the CPSC advises to stop using the lamps immediately.
If you have questions, you can call Michaels at 800-642-4235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit them online at www.michaels.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.
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