Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall: Discovery Kids™ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps

This post was authored by Brian Nash and posted to The Eye Opener on February 15th, 2010.

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On February 9, 2010, the CPSC, with the cooperation of the manufacturer, Innovage, LLC, issued a recall of  Discovery Kids™ Animated Marine and Safari Lamps.  According to the recall notice, approximately 360,000 of these lamps were manufactured.  Needless to say, this is a serious safety hazard warning – fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Hazard: A defect in the lamp’s printed circuit board can cause an electrical short, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Innovage has received nine reports of incidents, including seven reports of lamps catching fire, one involving smoke inhalation injury to a child and three involving minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves the Discovery Kids™ Animated Marine Lamp with model number 1627121 or 1628626 and the Animated Safari Lamp with model number 1627124 or 1628626.All models have batch numbers beginning with “2”. The decorative lamps are silver in color and feature rotating films with marine or safari scenes. “Discovery Kids” is printed on the front top left corner. The batch number is an 11 digit number located on the bottom of each unit. The model number can be found on the bottom of the packaging.

This product was distributed nationwide – online and through direct sales for $10 – distribution occurred between July 2009 and January 2010.

Consumers are warned to stop using the product immediately.  You can refer to the recall notice for further information and how to report any incidents or for returning the product for a refund.  You can also obtain further information from the manufacturer – Consumer Contact: 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 Web site at www.lamprecall.org or emailinfo@lamprecall.org

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