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Children's Task Lamps Recalled by Target

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of approximately 13,000 Circo Children's Task Lamps.

Hazard: Lamps may overheat, causing the adhesive inside the lamp socket to melt and migrate into the bulb area of the socket. The cooled glue can adhere to the light bulb base and make the bulb difficult to remove which can result in a broken light bulb, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. Melted flammable glue that migrates onto the electrical components of the lamp poses a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received six reports of glue on the lamp socket melting and migrating into the bulb area of the socket. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Four styles of the children's task lamp are included in this recall with the names Striped, Sports, Dot or Flower Dot and have a label with the UPC number on the bottom. The lamps in this recall include:

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Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and Target.com from January 2011 to April 2011 for about $13.

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Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com.

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