It was just announced today that Target has issued a recall of children’s lamps. In total, the company is recalling about 13,000 units. The Circo Children’s Task Lamps are being recalled due to laceration and fire hazards. As a Fort Lauderdale Product Liability Injury Lawyer, I’d say that a move like this is necessary, especially since children are the primary users of the product. Exposing thousands of children to a potentially dangerous product is simply wrong, which is why this recall needed to happen.
According to the CPSC Target Children’s Task Lamps Recall Release, the lamps can overheat, which in turn may cause the adhesive inside the lamp socket to melt and move towards the bulb area. From there, the cooled glue can make the light bulb difficult to remove, which is where the laceration risk stems from. Additionally, the melted flammable glue can get on the electrical components, which then can pose a fire hazard to consumers. Clearly, this is a complex process that most consumers wouldn’t be expecting. From the perspective of a Fort Lauderdale Accident Attorney, this is exactly why the recall is necessary. It doesn’t seem reasonable for a consumer to assume that this complex process would occur, leaving them susceptible to harmful consequences.
To date, according to the CPSC report, there have been “six reports of glue on the lamp socket melting and migrating into the bulb area of the socket.” Fortunately, there haven’t been any injuries reported. As a Fort Lauderdale Product Liability Injury Attorney, what still worries me is the number of potentially dangerous lamps that need to be recalled. Nearly 13,000 lamps, and thus, nearly 13,000 children are potentially at risk for injury. Hopefully anyone who reads this post can pass the information along to any parents that they know, just in case they might have purchased this product. The full list and descriptions of the recalled units can be found via the CPSC Recall link above.
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