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Floor lamps recalled

About 43,700 Classic Quarters Five Light Floor Lamps imported by Big Lots of Columbus, Ohio, have been recalled.

The lamps were sold at Big Lots stores nationwide from April 2010 through November 2011. They stand about 5 feet tall, and have a gunmetal- or chrome-colored metal pole and five adjustable lights mounted on flexible metal tubes at the top. Dark plastic or multi-colored double plastic shades cover each of the five lights.

The lamps were manufactured in China.

The wiring for the lamp’s light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock. Use of the recommended standard 40-watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.

The company has received four reports of melting lamp shades. No injuries have been reported.

For more information, contact Big Lots at 866-244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fort Wayne time Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s website at