The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps imported by Big Lots of Columbus, Ohio; sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide from April 2010 through November 2011. The lamps stand about five feet tall and have a gunmetal- or chrome-colored metal pole and five adjustable lights mounted on flexible metal tubes at the top. Dark plastic or multi-colored double plastic shades cover each of the five lights. The lamps were manufactured in China.
WHY: The wiring for the lamp's light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock. Use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received four reports of melting lamp shades. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 43,700.
FOR MORE: Contact Big Lots at 866-244-5687 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.biglots.com.
PORTABLE ELECTRIC HEATERS
DETAILS: Honeywell Surround Select Portable Electric Heaters distributed by Kaz USA Inc., of Southborough, Mass., and manufactured by Ningbo SMAL Electrics Co. Ltd., of China; sold at Best Buy, Meijer and Walmart stores nationwide from July through December 2011. The heaters are black or white cylinders with a handle on top. "Honeywell" and "Surround Heat" are printed on the front of the heaters.
WHY: The heater's internal housing, including the fan, heating element and circuitry, can detach, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 19,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Kaz at 800-370-8137 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.kaz.com/recall.