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Overarching Floor Lamp Recalled by West Elm Due to Shock Hazard

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

  • Overarching Floor Lamp
Name of Product:
Overarching Floor Lamp
A short circuit can occur in the lamp's wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Recall Date:
February 02, 2012
About 5,750
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

Recall Details


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.


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


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.

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

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

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