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Arena Lamp Recalled

In Product Recalls on April 6, 2012 at 2:44 am

he U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Great American Opportunities Arena Lamp

Units: About 14,050

Distributor: Great American Opportunities of Nashville, Tenn.

Hazard: The electrical design and construction of the lamps poses the risk of an electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Great American Opportunities has received one report of a lamp power cord detaching inside the lamp housing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Arena Lamps (also called Disco Lights, Disco Light Projectors and Arena Light Kaleidoscopes) with the model number 3007952. The model number only appears on the original packaging. The lamp is used to project circular colored lights on a ceiling or wall for lighting effect and comes in a silver, rectangular box shape measuring 9″x5″x5″. Light from the lamp is projected from a single circular cut out at one end of the box. A silver handle wraps half-way around the lamp and is affixed with large black thumb screws on either side of the lamp, and there are two rows of ventilation slots along the top. Underneath the lamp is a circular fan vent. On the back of the lamp, an on/off switch, power cord and a knob with the word “FUSE” written in white are in a row along the top.

Sold at: Warehouse sales (in temporarily rented space) in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn.; Conyers, Ga.; and Bloomington, Ill. from April 2008 through December 2011 for between $5 and $10. The lamps were also given to schools and civic organizations in conjunction with fundraising activities during the same period.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12139.html?tab=recalls

 

CPSC Investigators Find, Stop Nearly 650,000 Unsafe Products at the Start of Fiscal Year 2012

In Product Recalls on April 6, 2012 at 2:42 am

Yes, you read that correctly, nearly 650,000 products that could injure people didn’t make it into the hands of consumers.

From the CPSC:

Investigators with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) prevented more than half a million violative and hazardous imported products from reaching the hands of consumers in the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.

Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, CPSC port investigators successfully identified consumer products that were in violation of U.S. safety rules or found to be unsafe. CPSC and CBP teamed up to screen more than 2,900 imported shipments at ports of entry into the United States. As applicable, these screenings involved use and abuse testing or the use of an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. Their efforts prevented more than 647,000 units of about 240 different noncomplying products from reaching consumers, between October 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

Topping the list of products stopped were children’s products containing levels of lead exceeding the federal limits, toys and other articles with small parts that present a choking hazard for children younger than 3 years old, and toys and child care articles with banned phthalates.

In addition to violative toys and other children’s products, items stopped at import included defective and dangerous hair dryers, lamps and holiday lights.

 

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