Rotating Sports Table Lamps Recalled for Fire, Burn HazardOct 21, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
About 145 Rotating Sports-Themed Table Lamps have been recalled by Wincraft Inc. due to fire, burn, and shock hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. Wincraft Inc. is located in Winona, Minnesota.
Although no injuries or incidents have been reported, an electrical problem with the lamps can pose fire, burn and shock hazards to consumers, the CPSC warned.
The recalled Rotating Sports Themed Table Lamps feature logos from a professional or college sports team and rotate 360 degrees so that the logo can be easily seen. Lamps feature team logos from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and NASCAR and have a black base with a light. The lamps measure about six inches wide and 13 inches high.
The lamps, which were manufactured in China, were sold at sports memorabilia and other specialty stores during August 2009 for about $40.
Defective imports from China have been making headlines in recent years; this recall of defective lamps is just one of many such issues. Also making news is the ongoing Chinese drywall disaster involving imports from that country. And, in 2008, nearly 80 percent of all product recalls in the United States involved imports from China. Products such as dog food, baby formula, toys with lead paint, and even pharmaceuticals like heparin have been found to have been made with toxic materials and other counterfeit ingredients that have long been putting United States consumers at significant risk.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Wincraft for instructions on how to receive a free replacement lamp. Wincraft is directly contacting consumers who purchased the lamps. Wincraft can be reached toll-free at 1-800-533-8006 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; at the firm’s Web site at www.wincraft.com; or by email at email@example.com