Massive Recall: Your Himalayan Salt Lamp May Harm You


Michael’s store has recalled over 80,000 pink Himalayan Salt Lamps due to incidents where the lamps caught fire or shocked. This is a huge decision considering the popularity of these lamps. The brand value along with the various health benefits claimed by the lamps attracted a lot of customers.

These lamps are aesthetically appealing and make your home look pretty and warm. They are designed to cleanse the air in your home.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission required all the Himalayan rock salt lamps to be recalled ASAP. Particularly the three lamps from Lumière that were available at Michaels between July and November 2016. It concerns even the people who ordered theirs from online sources like Amazon.

Lumière Basket of Rocks, Carnival of Lights, and Rock of Gibraltar have dimmer switches that often overheat and catch fire. All the customers are advised to check the barcodes of their lamps, and return the product to US Michael’s stores if they bought a lamp from the recalled series. The store will refund their money.

“Working together with the CPSC, we have recalled the line of Lumière Himalayan Salt Lamps sold between July 2016 and November 2016,” a Michael’s spokesperson stated. “The safety and well-being of our customers is our top priority and we have taken immediate steps to remove this product from our stores, inventories, and supply chain. We apologize to anyone who have been affected by this situation and are providing full”

If you have any of these then you should immediately return them. Look for the SKU and UPC numbers on the box.

  • Carnival of Lights – SKU 495433, UPC 00886946058325
  • Basket of Rocks – SKU 495146, UPC 00886946056277
  • Rock of Gibraltar Lamp – SKU 495144, UPC 00886946056253

If you can’t return them immediately then you should unplug the lamp and refrain from using it.

Some of the uses of the Himalayan Salt Lamps are:

  1. It attracts humidity, its surface it moist.
  2. It reduces allergens and irritants in the air.
  3. It neutralizes the “electro-smog” in our home
  4. Provides a soothing effect.
  5. Cleanses the air in our home, also doubling as a night lamp.
  6. It builds up ions.
  7. Increases the amount of negative ions in the room.
  8. Soaks up moisture present in the air.

The three main working principles of the Himalayan salt lamps are:

1. Ionization

As the lamp is heated, the salt absorbs water which later evaporates. This is how the lamp releases the ions. The salt forms a solution after getting in touch with the water molecules. Positively charged ions of Sodium and negatively charged ions of Chloride are released in the air which helps in reducing the allergens, pollutants and irritants in the air.

2. Electromagnetic oscillation

According to the Schuman resonance frequency, every form of life on Earth is attached to an electromagnetic field of vibration. Electronic equipment and industrialization expose us to artificial electromagnetic wavelengths. The atomic structure of a heated Himalayan Lamp is neutral so it regulates the artificial frequencies, and neutralizes the “electro-smog.”

3. Transparent-crystalline structure develops the light waves

Electromagnetic wavelengths provide new energy to the cells in our body. The light waves of the rainbow spectrum (300-700 nanometers) are beneficial for our health. The wavelengths of the salt rock range between 600-700 nanometers. These are positive, calming waves.

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