On June 17, 2014, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with American Signature Inc., of Columbus, Ohio, announced the recall of table lamps due to risk of shock and possible fire. Improper wiring can pose shock and fire hazards to consumers. The firm has received three reports of the power dial switch on the lamp causing a short to the ground wire or popping a circuit breaker. No injuries have been reported. About 730 of these lamps were sold at Value City Furniture and American Signature Furniture stores nationwide from February 2013 to March 2014 for about $100.
This recall involves 26-inch table lamps. The lamp has a 16-inch tall, rectangular shade and a square dark wood and mirror base with a mirrored circle pattern on the front. A silver on/off dial is on the lower front of the lamp’s base. A label on the underside of the lamp base has “NOVA, Item Number 1010154 and UL E312412.” The description on the customer sales invoice reads, “26” TBL LAMP-MIRROR CIRCLE.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled lamps and return the lamp to the nearest Value City Furniture or American Signature Furniture store for a full refund or store credit equal to their purchase price. American Signature is contacting all known consumers directly. Consumers should contact Value City Furniture at (888) 751-8552 or American Signature Inc. at (888) 751-8553 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.vcf.comor www.asfurniture.com and click on “Recall Information.”
As a consumer, safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a person to get injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.
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