West Elm Recalls 43,000 Industrial Table Lamps That Could Shock Consumers
The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be cut or fray by the lamp's adjustable joint
West Elm has initiated a recall that includes 43,000 table lamps. The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be cut or fray by the lamp's adjustable joint, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.
Recalled Product Details
This recall involves West Elm's Industrial Task table lamps. The metal lamps have an on/off switch and an adjustable arm that locks at two angles. The head of the lamp has a tension that allows it to swivel to direct light. Some models have a USB port in the base.
The recalled lamps were sold in various colors and are about 33 inches tall and measure about 7 inches in diameter at the base. West Elm, the SKU#, and the date of manufacture in Letter/YYYY format are printed on a sticker on the underside of the lamp base. Dates of manufacture for the non-USB modes are C/2014 and later. All lamps with a USB port in the base are included in this recall.
Where were they sold?
These lamps were sold at West Elm stores nationwide, through West Elm's catalog, and online at WestElm.com from June 2014 through October 2017 for about $130 for the lamp with a USB and for between $80 and $100 for the lamp without a USB.
West Elm says that it has received 24 reports of the lamps shorting, sparking, or getting hot. There have been no reports of injuries related to this issue, to date.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping.
Consumers with additional questions or concerns about this recall can reach West Elm customer service at (866) 577-9276.