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Shock Hazard Leads to Arena Lamp Recall

Great American Opportunities arena lamp recall
(Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Great American Opportunities of Nashville, Tenn., announced a voluntary recall of bout 14,050 Great American Opportunities Arena Lamps.

Hazard: The electrical design and construction of the lamps poses the risk of an electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Great American Opportunities has received one report of a lamp power cord detaching inside the lamp housing. No injuries have been reported.

(Image credit: CPSC.)

Description: This recall involves Arena Lamps (also called Disco Lights, Disco Light Projectors and Arena Light Kaleidoscopes) with the model number 3007952. The model number only appears on the original packaging. The lamp is used to project circular colored lights on a ceiling or wall for lighting effect and comes in a silver, rectangular box shape measuring 9"x5"x5". Light from the lamp is projected from a single circular cut out at one end of the box. A silver handle wraps half-way around the lamp and is affixed with large black thumb screws on either side of the lamp, and there are two rows of ventilation slots along the top. Underneath the lamp is a circular fan vent. On the back of the lamp, an on/off switch, power cord and a knob with the word "FUSE" written in white are in a row along the top.

Sold at: Warehouse sales (in temporarily rented space) in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn.; Conyers, Ga.; and Bloomington, Ill. from April 2008 through December 2011 for between $5 and $10. The lamps were also given to schools and civic organizations in conjunction with fundraising activities during the same period.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and contact Great American Opportunities for instructions on returning the lamps for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Great American Opportunities toll-free at (866) 292-9756 between 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

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