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Archived – Animated Motion Lamps

Starting date:
November 1, 2007
Posting date:
November 1, 2007
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Household Items, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Flammability Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Animated Motion Lamps

Product description

Non-certified animated motion lamps and table motion lamps.

For additional information, see the following alert by the Canadian Standards Association: CSA International Product Alert for Certain Animated Motion Lamps.

Hazard identified

Health Canada has recently become aware of dangerous electrical products in stores that have not been certified by accredited Certification Organizations such as CSA International (CSA), Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC), and others to meet the appropriate standards of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Underwriter's Laboratories of Canada (ULC) or other recognized safety standards agencies which are required by the various Provincial/Territorial Electrical Safety Authorities.

These products are not certified for use in Canada. The lamps, which have not been tested to Canadian electrical safety standards, may overheat and melt the enclosure, posing a fire hazard. There have been reported incidents of failure in Canada.

All electrical products are required to be certified by a recognized certification organization. More information on the recognized certification marks for electrical products are available in the following Health Canada Advisory: Health Canada reminds Canadians of electrical safety this holiday season.

Number sold

These lamps were on sale at various retail locations in New Brunswick and may have been sold in other provinces or territories in Canada. The exact number of units sold is not known.

Time period sold


Place of origin

Manufactured in China


Manufactured in China

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using these products immediately.

Consumers should return them to the place of purchase or disconnect the lamp from the power source, cut the electrical cord to render them unusable and discard them in your household waste.

These particular products have been withdrawn from the market in New Brunswick and must not be distributed, offered for sale or used. The chief electrical inspector for the Province of New Brunswick has issued a public safety alert which may be seen at the following website: Non-Certified Animated Lamps Removed From Store Shelves.

For further information, contact your provincial electrical safety authority or your regional consumer product safety office.