The wiring for the lamp's light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. In addition, use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs..
This recall involves Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps.
The lamps stand about five feet tall and have a gunmetal or chrome colored metal pole and five adjustable lights mounted on flexible metal tubes at the top.
Dark plastic or multi-colored double plastic shades cover each of the five lights.
Lamps that use candelabra bulbs are not subject to this recall.
They were sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide from April 2010 through November 2011 for between $30 and $50.
Consumers should immediately stop using the lamps and return them to a Big Lots store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.biglots.com