February 13, 2009

Catalina clamp lamps recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Catalina Halogen Clamp Lamps due to a fire and burn hazard.

The clamp-mounted lamps made in China for Catalina Lighting Inc. of Miami were sold exclusively at Staples retail stores from July 2008 through October 2008 for about $50, the commission said.

The lamps include a UV glass lens that can crack, exposing the bulb, the commission said.

About 2,700 of the lamps, sometimes referred to as architecture's lamps, were sold. They include an articulating arm that allows the lamp to swivel and change height.

Consumers were advised to stop using the recalled lamps and contact Catalina Lighting for a free replacement lens. Consumers can call 866-949-8567 for information.