Big Lots recently announced the recall of almost 45,000 "Five-Light Floor Lamps" due to a shock hazard. The wiring for the lamp's light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. Additionally, use of a standard 40-watt can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs.
Although there have been four reports of melting shade lamps, there have not yet been any reports of injuries.
Consumers who own a recalled lamp should stop using them immediately and return them to a Big Lots for a full refund.