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Dragonfly, Petunia, Iris, and Rose Torchiere Lamps Product Recall


Dragonfly, Petunia, Iris, and Rose Torchiere Lamps Product Recall


Recall Alert
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, D.C. 20207

June 15, 2006

ValueVision Media Inc. Recalls Torchiere Lamps for Fire Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product:Dragonfly, Petunia, Iris, and Rose Torchiere Lamps

Units:About 2,200

Importer:River of Goods, of Eagan, Minn.

Hazard:An electrical problem can cause the torchiere lamps to spark, smoke or burn posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries:ValueVision has received five reports of the recalled lamps sparking, smoking and/or burning, including minor property damage. One minor burn injury has been reported.

Description:The torchieres are Tiffany-style lamps with glass shades with either dragonfly, petunia, iris or rose designs.

  • The Dragonfly torchiere has a dragonfly design glass shade. It was sold as part of a three-lamp set including a floor lamp, a table lamp and a torchiere lamp. Only the torchiere lamp in the set is included in this recall. The Dragonfly torchiere was sold as item numbers V38109 and K18266. The item numbers are located on the products' packaging.
  • The Petunia torchiere has a pastel floral design glass shade and was sold individually as item number V38762.
  • The Iris torchiere has an iris design glass shade and was sold individually as item number V38763.
  • The Rose torchiere has a rose design glass shade and was sold individually as item number V38764.

Sold at: ShopHQ (formerly ShopNBC, which is ValueVision's television home-shopping channel, and at www.shophq.combetween November 2005 and April 2006 for about $200 for the set that includes the Dragonfly lamp, and about $50 to $90 for the other individual lamps.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torchiere lamps and contact ValueVision to receive a full refund. ValueVision is contacting consumers who bought these lamps directly.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact ShopHQ at (800) 676-5523 between 8 am to 8 pm CT Sunday through Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.shophq.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.