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RECALL: 13,000 Target Children’s Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target, today announced a voluntary recall of about 13,000 Circo Children’s Task Lamps because the lamps may overheat, causing the adhesive inside the lamp socket to melt and migrate into the bulb area of the socket. The cooled glue can adhere to the light bulb base and make the bulb difficult to remove which can result in a broken light bulb, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. Melted flammable glue that migrates onto the electrical components of the lamp poses a risk of fire.

Target has received six reports of glue on the lamp socket melting and migrating into the bulb area of the socket. No injuries have been reported.

Four styles of the children’s task lamp are included in this recall with the names Striped, Sports, Dot or Flower Dot and have a label with the UPC number on the bottom. The lamps in this recall include:

Style NameStyle DescriptionUPC Number
StripedNavy-colored head, with sky blue and white stripes and blue lamp base490970221923
SportsWhite head, with baseball stitch pattern and blue lamp base490970222685
DotWhite head, with lines of multicolored dots and lavender lamp base490970224047
Flower DotPink head, with pattern of white flowers and leaves and pink lamp base490970221947

Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.

For additional information, contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

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