Overarching Floor Lamp Recalled by West Elm Due to Shock Hazard

Originally issued February 2, 2012
Revised July 10, 2012
Release #12-100
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 236-1941
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: This release has been modified with additional identifying information in the "Description" paragraph.

Overarching Floor Lamp Recalled by West Elm Due to Shock Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Overarching Floor Lamp

Units: About 5,750

Importer: West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: A short circuit can occur in the lamp's wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of at least 39 reports of short circuits in the lamp, including three reports of shock, one report of a minor burn to a consumer's finger and two reports of minor property damage.

Description: The Overarching Floor Lamp is 77 inches tall with a 19-inch diameter base and a curving arm that extends the lamp about 5 feet from the base. The arm and base are made of polished nickel. It was sold with a linen shade in the colors natural, white or charcoal. The lamp has a three-way on/off switch. Lamps with the following SKU numbers are being recalled: 4041158, 4041216, 4282125 and 4308169. SKU numbers of the recalled lamps appear only on the back of the packaging in the lower right-hand corner and not on the lamps. Lamps with SKU numbers located on the socket assembly are not being recalled.

Sold by: West Elm retail stores nationwide, West Elm catalogs and westelm.com from March 2011 through November 2011 for about $250.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamp and return it to West Elm for a full store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact West Elm toll-free at (855) 236-1941 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET seven days a week, or visit the firm's website at www.westelm.com


Picture of recalled overarching floor lamp