Target is recalling about 25,000 white two-bulb floor lamps in the United States and 540 in Canada.
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, said the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Target has received six reports of short circuiting that have resulted in fires, minor property damage, and two consumers being shocked.
This recall includes white plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lampshades and two 3-way pull-chain switches.
The lamp is lightedl by two 3-way 100-watt or 29-watt CFL bulbs and stands about 60 inches tall. The model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp, unplug it, and return it to any Target store for a full refund, Target and the commission advise.
Manufactured in China, the floor lamps were sold at Target stores nationwide and Target.com from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $70.
For more information, call Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or go to www.target.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help tab, then click on Home & Kitchen.