Overarching Floor Lamp Recalled by West Elm Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–February 2, 2012. 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.

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

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov