About 900 Floor Lamps have been recalled by West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., of San Francisco. 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. 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). West Elm 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.
The floor lamps were sold at West Elm stores, in its catalog and online nationwide from December 2012 through February 2013 for about $380 with the shade and $300 without the shade. Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled lamp and return it to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping. Consumers may contact West Elm toll-free at 1-855-776-6953, from 7 a.m. to midnight ET every day, or online at www.westelm.com. Click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/West-Elm-Recalls-Floor-Lamps.
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