Target Recalls Threshold Floor Lamps Due to Fire and Shock Hazard

The white 2-bulb lamps can short circuit. Target has received reports resulting in fires, property damage and shocks.

Recall date: September 03, 2013
Recall number: 13-275
  • Target Threshold lamp

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    Target Threshold lamp

  • Target Threshold lamp box

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    Target Threshold lamp box

Recall Summary

Name of product:

White 2-Bulb Floor Lamp


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.

Consumer Contact:

Target at (800) 440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on Product Recalls under the Help tab, then click on Home & Kitchen for more information.  

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

About 25,000 and 541 in Canada.


This recall includes white plastic, turned-spindle design floor lamps with white fabric drum lamp shades and two 3-way pull-chain switches.  Lamp is illuminated by two 3-way 100-watt or 29-watt CFL bulbs and stands approximately 60 inches tall.  The model number PL1071 is located on a sticker on the bottom of the lamp.


Target has received six reports of short circuiting which have resulted in fires, minor property damage and two consumers being shocked.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp, unplug it and return it to any Target store for a full refund. 

Sold exclusively at

Target stores nationwide and from September 2012 through May 2013 for about $70.


Target Corp. of Minneapolis, Minn.  


J. Hunt & Company of Bono, Ark.

Manufactured in


  • Target Threshold lamp

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