About 360,000 Discovery Kids Animated Marine and Safari Lamps have been recalled due to a defect which can cause them to burst into flames.
The Discovery Kids Lamp recall was announced on February 9 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission after the manufacturer, Innovage LLC, received nine reports of problems. At least seven of the lamps have reportedly caught fire, causing three incidents of minor property damage and injuring one child due to smoke inhalation.
The fires are starting due to a defect in a printed circuit board inside the lamp that causes an electrical short, according to the CPSC’s Discovery Kids lamp recall announcement.
The recall affects the Discovery Kids Animated Marine Lamp with a model number of 1627121 and the Discovery Kids Animated Safari Lamps with model numbers 1627124 and 1628626. The lamps have “Discovery Kids” printed on the front top left corner, are silver in color, and depict rotating marine or safari scenes.
The lamps have an 11-digit batch number on the bottom of the lamp that begins with the number 2. The model number is located on the bottom of the packaging.
The lamps were sold at department stores, drug stores, by mass merchandisers, through direct sales and online from July 2009 through January 2010 for about $10. The lamps were made in China.
The CPSC recommends that anyone using the recalled Discovery Kids lamps should stop immediately and contact Innovage at www.lamprecall.org for a full refund.