Why Are These Himalayan Salt Lamps Being Recalled? Some Of Them Might Be Fire Hazards
Himalayan rock salt lamps are super popular right now, but if you have one in your home, you might want to double check the brand and item number. Thousands of lamps under the Lumière brand are being recalled — and if you've been wondering why the Himalayan rock salt lamps are being recalled, it's because some of them might be a fire risk. According to a recent report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), three different lamps sold from Lumière may overheat and catch fire once plugged in, which makes them a shock and fire hazard.
Michaels, which sold the lamps, has taken immediate action to protect customers. "Working together with the CPSC, we have recalled the line of Lumière Himalayan Salt Lamps sold between July 2016 and November 2016," a Michaels spokesperson tells Bustle in a statement. "The safety and well-being of our customers is our top priority and we have taken immediate steps to remove this product from our stores, inventories, and supply chain. We apologize to anyone who have been affected by this situation and are providing full refunds."
Now, while this is pretty scary stuff, it's important to take the time to determine whether your products are part of the recall or not. You can do this by checking the SKU and CPU numbers on the lamp itself, as well as the lamp's packaging. According to the CPSC notice, the recalled salt lamp products are: the Rock of Gibraltar Lamp (SKU 495144, UPC 00886946056253), the Carnival of Lights (SKU 495433, UPC 00886946058325), and the Basket of Rocks (SKU 495146, UPC 00886946056277.
It's also important to note that these recalled items were sold between July and November 2016. If you realize your lamp is recalled, don't freak out! Simply unplug the lamp. You can also bring it to Michaels for a full refund.
For visual purposes, here are the three recalled lamps, courtesy of CPSC: