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West Elm Recalls Floor Lamps Due to Injury and Shock Hazards

  • Recalled Industrial Overarching West Elm Floor Lamp
Name of Product:
Floor Lamps
Hazard:
A failure of the lamp's joint locking mechanisms can cause the lamp to collapse and the electrical cord to spark, posing injury and shock hazards to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
April 23, 2013
Units:
About 900
Consumer Contact

West Elm; toll-free at (855) 776-6953, from 7 a.m. to midnight ET everyday, or online at www.westelm.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Industrial Overarching model floor lamps with an iron base and arm in an antique bronze finish, one light socket and a round natural linen shade. They are approximately 78 inches tall and have a swiveling triple-jointed adjustable arm and an ON/OFF foot switch at the base. The lamp's shade is about 12.5 inches high, 18.5 inches in diameter at the top, and 21 inches in diameter at the bottom. Model number 192799, 192856, 465906 or 465922 and "Industrial Overarching Floor Lamp" appear on the on the lamp's packaging. The model name and the date of manufacture in MM/YYYY format are printed on a sticker affixed to the underside of the base. Dates of manufacture included in the recall are between 08/2012 (Aug. 2012) and 02/2013 (Feb. 2013).

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled lamp and return it to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 24 reports of product failures, including 10 incidents of lamps collapsing and three incidents of the cord sparking There have been no reports of injuries.

Sold At
West Elm stores, catalog and online nationwide from December 2012 through February 2013 for about $380 with the shade and $300 without the shade.
Importer:

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

Importer

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

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-175
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