West Elm Recalls Floor Lamps Due to Injury and Shock Hazards
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: 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.
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
Units: About 900
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).
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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled lamp and return it to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping.
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
Manufacturer: Modern Home, of Guangdong, China
Manufactured in: China