WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Safety officials are recalling thousands of floor lamps over concerns that they may shock you.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Thursday.
The CPSC says about 43,700 of the Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps are involved in the recall. They were sold exclusively at Big Lots stores nationwide from April 2012 through November 2011.
The CPSC says 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.
Four reports of melting lamp shades has been reported to the CPSC. No injures have been reported.
If you have a recalled lamp, stop using it and return it to Big Lots for a full refund.
For more information, contact Big Lots at 1-866-244-5687 or visit www.biglots.com.
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