FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2012
Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 236-1941
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Overarching Floor Lamp Recalled by West Elm Due to Shock Hazard
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: 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
Recall: Overarching Floor Lamps
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