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Target Recalls Children’s Task Lamps due to Laceration and Fire Hazards

HARTFORD, July 21-- The Department of Consumer Protection is alerting consumers about a voluntary recall of some children’s lamps announced today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target Corporation of Minneapolis, Minn.

Approximately 13,000 lamps are being recalled because they 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; this can result in a broken light bulb, posing a rick of laceration to consumers. Also, if the melted glue were to migrate onto the electrical components of the lamp, a fire could result. 

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.

The lamps were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and from January 2011 to April 2011 for about $13.

This recall involves four different styles of the children’s task lamps 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 the following:

Style Name

Style Description

UPC Number


Navy-Colored head, sky blue, white stripes and blue lamp base



White head with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base



White head, lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base


Flower Dot

Pink head, pattern of white flowers and leaves, pink lamp base


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Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund. For additional information, please 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

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.



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