Target Recalls Threshold Floor Lamps Due to Fire and Shock Hazard

Posted on: May 2, 2018, by :

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Target Recalls Threshold Floor Lamps Due to Fire and Shock Hazard

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Target stores nationwide and from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $70.

Target Recalls Threshold Floor Lamps

This recall includes white plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and two 3-way pull-chain switches. Lamp is illuminated by two 3-way 100-watt or 29-watt CFL bulbs and stands approximately 60 inches tall. The model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp.

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Target has received six reports of short circuiting which have resulted in fires, minor property damage and two consumers being shocked.

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Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp, unplug it and return it to any Target store for a full refund.

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