Even More Himalayan Salt Lamps Recalled Over Fire Hazard

Here’s how to find out if yours needs to go back to the store.

May 23, 2017
salt lamps being recalled
Photograph courtesy of US Consumer Product Safety Comission

If you’re up on the latest wellness trends, you've no doubt heard of pink Himalayan salt lamps. Back in January, 80,000 salt lamps from the Lumière brand were recalled for fire risks, and today that recall has been expanded to include an additional 3,900 lamps. No injuries from igniting salt lamps have been reported so far. 

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Salt lamps are exactly what they sound like—a big chunk of salt with a light bulb inside. It’s said that the light bulb heats up the salt, causing it to release negative ions into the air that allegedly improve allergy symptoms, decrease anxiety, and generally promote good vibes. Many people like to leave them on while they sleep because they say the salt helps them breathe easier and because the low pink light makes a soothing nightlight. (Intrigued? Here are 3 things you should know before you get a salt lamp.)

Three styles of salt lamps from Lumière (made by the Sportex company) are under recall, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, because there is a risk they could overheat and potentially ignite at the dimmer switch and outlet plug. The lamps in question include the Rock of Gibraltar, Carnival of Lights, and Basket of Rocks models. These were sold at Michael’s craft stores, Christmas Tree Shops, and other retailers between July and November of 2016. Click here to see the specific UPCs under recall and get refund information.

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