Recall of over 80 Thousand Himalayan Salt Lamps
Salt lamps have become a very popular and trendy product among consumers, for countless reasons. Unfortunately, a few salt lamps have been released that are known as fire safety hazards. Whether or not your purchased your salt lamp from us, we want everyone who has purchased one to be safe!
We have received quite a few calls regarding the salt lamp recall, but not to worry! If you purchased your salt lamp from The Salt Lady or our sister site www.himalayassaltlamps.com, GOOD NEWS! You are in the clear. If not, have no fear. We have all the details you need to know.
Basket of Rocks Lumiere Rock Salt Lamp
SKU 495146, UPC 00886946056277
Carnival of Lights Lumiere Rock Salt Lamp
SKU 495433, UPC 00886946058325
Rock of Gibraltar Lumiere Rock Salt Lamp
SKU 495144, UPC 00886946056253
3 types of Lumiere brand salt lamps were included and there were actually two recalls issued, one in January of 2017 and also one in May 2017. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The dimmer switch and/or outlet plug can overheat and ignite, posing shock and fire hazards.” They instruct to unplug your lamp immediately.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
These lamps were sold between July and December of 2016. You may visit or contact the store you purchased from for a full refund or replacement.
Alternative to dimmer switches
Most of the salt lamps available on the market are of the same light color, which is beautiful, but for a lot of people they are just too bright and impractical. Here at the Salt Lady, we don’t suggest or use dimmer cords, however we do have the darkest salt lamps available and they come with a UL listed cord with an on/off switch! Due to the rarity of dark salt lamps, they do cost a little more, but the benefits outweigh the cost. Most people notice a difference in their air quality or breathing when they have a salt lamp in their bedroom or on a nightstand and keep them on all the time. If you turn off your salt lamp, it is not going to be nearly as effective, and it also has a small possibility of dripping due to humidity.