November 16, 2006
Release #07-037
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 421-5180
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Desk Lamps Sold at Office Depot Recalled for 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: Taylor Desk Lamp

Units: About 6,800

Manufacturer: Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc., of Tampa, Fla.

Hazard: The fiberglass sheath intended to protect the electrical cord can become improperly aligned during consumer assembly of the lamp. This poses a shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc. has received four reports of minor electrical shocks. No property damage has been reported.

Description: This recall involves "Taylor" model burnished nickel metal desk lamp. The adjustable lamp is 16- to 24.75-inches high with adjustment points at the base, mid-shaft and shade. An "O" logo is engraved on the tube cup under the rotary power switch and the name "OTT-LITE" is engraved on the front of the base. Model number 13Z63BN9 or 13T63BN9 is printed on a black label on the underside of the base.

Sold at: Office Depot stores nationwide from May 2006 to October 2006 for about $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamp and contact Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc. for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Environmental Lighting Concepts Inc. toll-free at (866) 421-5180 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday though Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Circuit Breaker