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Consumer product recall

Target Threshold Brand White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp

Starting date:
September 3, 2013
Posting date:
September 3, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Electrical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Target Corporation.

Affected products

Target Threshold Brand White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp

Product description

This recall includes Target Threshold brand white plastic turned spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and a 3-way pull-chain switch. Lamp is illuminated by two 3-way 100-watt or 29-watt CFL bulbs and stands approximately 152.4 centimetres (60 inches) tall. The model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp.

Hazard identified

The lamp can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp’s three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers.

Target Corporation has received 6 incident reports in the United States in which the recalled product produced sparks, caused small fires and shorted outlets. No reports of injuries have been reported in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these lamps in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 163 units of the recalled lamps were sold in Canada and 18,000 units were sold in the United States at Target stores and on

Time period sold

The recalled lamps were sold from March 2013 through May 2013 in Canada, and September 2012 through May 2013 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


J. Hunt & Company
Target Corporation

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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers may contact Target Corporation at 1-800-440-0680 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or the firm’s website and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page, then click on Home & Kitchen for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.