NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications   Washington, D.C.
For Immediate Release   Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 292-9756
March 27, 2012   CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release #12-139   CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Arena Lamp Recalled by Great American Opportunities Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product:  Great American Opportunities Arena Lamp

Units:  About 14,050

Distributor:  Great American Opportunities of Nashville, Tenn.

Hazard:  The electrical design and construction of the lamps poses the risk of an electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries:  Great American Opportunities has received one report of a lamp power cord detaching inside the lamp housing. No injuries have been reported.

Description:  This recall involves Arena Lamps (also called Disco Lights, Disco Light Projectors and Arena Light Kaleidoscopes) with the model number 3007952. The model number only appears on the original packaging. The lamp is used to project circular colored lights on a ceiling or wall for lighting effect and comes in a silver, rectangular box shape measuring 9”x5”x5”. Light from the lamp is projected from a single circular cut out at one end of the box. A silver handle wraps half-way around the lamp and is affixed with large black thumb screws on either side of the lamp, and there are two rows of ventilation slots along the top. Underneath the lamp is a circular fan vent. On the back of the lamp, an on/off switch, power cord and a knob with the word “FUSE” written in white are in a row along the top.

Sold at:  Warehouse sales (in temporarily rented space) in Chattanooga and Nashville, Tenn.; Conyers, Ga.; and Bloomington, Ill. from April 2008 through December 2011 for between $5 and $10. The lamps were also given to schools and civic organizations in conjunction with fundraising activities during the same period.

Manufactured in:  China

Remedy:  Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and contact Great American Opportunities for instructions on returning the lamps for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:  For additional information, contact Great American Opportunities toll-free at (866) 292-9756 between 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.arenalamprecall.com

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

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