August 9, 2006

J.C. Penney Recalls Lamps 

Name of Product: Crazy Daisy 3-in-1 Electronic Motion Shade Lamps

Units: About 3,000

Importer: J.C. Penney Corporation Inc., of Plano, Texas

Hazard: The lamp’s electrical circuit board can spark and overheat due to an electrical problem, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Description and Models: The recalled lamps have a four-way switch that allows the lamp to function as a moving light so that patterns revolve around the shade. The lamps can be used as a basic lamp or as a night light with glowing stripe or floral patterns. The lamp shade is plastic and the finish on the base of the lamp is brushed steel.

Sold at: Exclusively at J.C. Penney’s stores nationwide, its catalog and its Web site from June 2005 through March 2006 for about $30.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund. Lamps purchased through a catalog or through the Web site may be returned to the nearest J.C. Penney store with a catalog desk.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit its Web site at http://www.jcpenney.net/guide/safety/index.htm