About 43,700 Big Lot Floor Lamps Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

Posted on January 12, 2012

According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 43,700 units of Big Lot floor lamps due to an electrical shock hazard arising from a potentially exposed wiring of the lamp’s light socket.

The company, Big Lots, announced the voluntary recall in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), after it was found that some of the lamps wiring can become exposed and thus post a shock hazard to consumers. Another defect in the recalled product involves the lamps generating excessive heat under the standard recommended settings, causing the plastic shades over the light bulbs to potentially melt. The recalled products have a model number “G-1843-5” and SKU numbers 612007239, 612007829 or 612008982.

Consumers should stop using the recalled product and return it to a Big Lots store for a full refund.

As a San Francisco personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and understand the risks they entail for unsuspecting consumers. I hope that by supplying this information consumers will have an opportunity to learn more about this recalled product . If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury attorney San Francisco to learn about the legal options available to you.

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