Himalayan rock salt is one of the buzziest ingredients around—from being a Gwyneth Paltrow skin care recommendation to spawning luxury spa treatments. So it’s no surprise that a cheap, at-home lamp featuring Himalayan rock salt and claiming to offer a slew of benefits from deodorizing to detoxing would become extremely popular.
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Unfortunately for those who bought one, there’s nothing relaxing about the latest news. The Consumer Product Safety Commssion has warned that salt lamps sold under the brand Lumiere (Rock of Gibraltar, Carnival of Lights and Basket of Rocks styles) have a defective switch or outlet plug that can “overheat and ignite, posing shock and fire hazards.” The three lamps affected are pictured below and mostly sold at Michaels (they estimate 80,000 were sold between July and November 2016) or Amazon. If you have one, shut it off and send it back.
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