On March 15, 2006, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Emess Design Group LLC announced a voluntary recall of approximately 21,300 Coca-Cola ElectroPlasma lamps, due to a potential electrical burn hazard. The electric arc produced when a finger is held about 1/8-inch away from the metal cap can cause an electrical burn.
The manufacturer has received two reports of incidents involving an electrical arc to the finger, with one burn injury noted.
The recall involves Coca-Cola bottle ElectroPlasma lamps that were sold in Rite Aid stores nationwide during January 2006. The bottle lamps are 13.5 inches high and feature light effects that simulate lightning bolts. The bottom of the black lamp base reads, “Model No. 23-103” and “Lipan Industrial Co., Ltd.”
Consumers are urged to stop using the lamps immediately and return the lamps to Rite Aid stores for a full refund.