Hello again, moms! Well, this recall before the holiday weekend almost slipped our notice here at CloudMom, but we wanted to spread the word as soon as we found out about it. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall alert for 300,000 Discovery Kids Animated Marine & Safari Lamps due to fire and burn hazards.
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The placement of internal wires near the circuit board in the lamps can cause electrical short-circuiting and sparking, posing a fire and a burn hazard to consumers. Innovage has received 11 reports of short circuiting. This includes three reports of lamps catching fire, which led to property damage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Discovery Kids Animated Marine and Safari Lamps that feature rotating films with marine or safari scenes. The words “Discovery Kids” are printed on the front top-left corner of the product. The recalled products have both an 11-digit batch number that begins with either 584894 or 10128 and a model number of 1628626, 1642433, 1641522, 1641523, 1645729, or 1645853.
These lamps were sold from June 2010 through March 2012 for between $10 and $20. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Bonton, JCPenney, Kohls, and Toys “R” Us stores nationwide, as well as the online retailers Amazon, Ideeli, JCPenney, Kohls, Macy’s and Overstock.
Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and contact Innovage for instructions on how to obtain a full refund. For additional information contact Innovage toll-free at (888) 232-1535 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.innovage.net, www.lamprecall.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, the well-being and safety of your children is of utmost importance to us. If you know of any other recalls that I haven’t mentioned, please let me know! Parents, what do you think of this latest recall? What precautions do you take when choosing lamps and nightlights for your children?