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Recalls this week: Floor lamps, air pistols

The Associated Press

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows a 2-bulb floor lamp, manufactured by J. Hunt & Company of Bono, Ark., and imported by Target, that is being recalled because the lamp can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp’s three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard to consumers. (AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

More than 25,000 floor lamps that can short-circuit and start a fire were among this week's recalled consumer products.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: White two-bulb floor lamps made by J. Hunt & Co. and sold at Target stores and Target.com. Model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp. They were sold from September 2012 through May 2013.

WHY: The lamp can short when a standard one-way bulb is fully tightened in the lamp's three-way socket, posing a fire and shock hazard.

INCIDENTS: Six reports of short circuiting which have resulted in fires, minor property damage, and two consumers being shocked.

HOW MANY: About 25,000 in the U.S. and 541 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Target at 800-440-0680 or visit www.target.com and click on Product Recalls under the Help tab, then click on Home & Kitchen for more information.


DETAILS: Crosman semi-automatic style air pistols made by WinGun Technology Co. with model numbers C21, C31, and 9-C31BRM with serial numbers beginning with 12J, 12K, 12L, 12M, 13A, 13B or 13C. The model and serial numbers are located on side of the air pistol. Crosman's name and partial address are printed in the "Warning" information on the left side of each pistol. They were sold from November 2012 through June 2013.

WHY: The air pistols can explode at high temperatures, propelling the pistol's broken plastic pieces into the air, and posing a risk of serious eye and other injuries to users.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 16,000.

FOR MORE: Call Crosman Corp. at 866-583-7340 or visit www.crosman.com and click on Important Safety Notice at the top of the web page.