Emess Lighting Inc., and SLI Lighting Solutions Inc. Twister(tm) Portable Lamps Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Emess Lighting Inc. and SLI Lighting Solutions Inc. are voluntarily recalling about 480,000 Twister(tm) portable lamps and will provide consumers with an in-home repair kit. The lamp’s bulb can become hot and cause burn injuries or a fire if the bulb comes in contact with combustible materials.

Emess Lighting, SLI Lighting Solutions, and the CPSC have received five reports of injuries to consumers (including four burns and one laceration) and 12 reports of property damage resulting from the bulb’s contacting bedding, carpeting, and upholstered furniture.

The recalled Twister(tm) lamps are 38 inches tall, have a flexible neck, and Looney Tunes(tm) or Disney(tm) cartoon characters on the plastic shade. Some lampshades have black, white, blue, green, yellow, red, or purple plastic shades instead of cartoon characters.

Retail stores and catalogs nationwide sold the lamps between January 1997 and June 2001 for about $18.

A free retrofit kit may be obtained by calling the Twister Lamp Recall Hotline at (800) 366-2579 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; by logging onto the company’s Web site at www.twisterlamp.com; or writing to Twister Lamp Recall, One Early Street, Ellwood City, PA 16117.


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