Recall: West Elm Industrial Overarching Floor Lamps
On 2013-04-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding West Elm Industrial Overarching Floor Lamps due to a potential injury and shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2012 for about $300 to $380.
About 900 units are involved in this West Elm lamp recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Lamps category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 776-6953
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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).
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled lamp and return it to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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