West Elm recalls thousands of lamps due to shock risk

(West Elm)
(West Elm)

HOUSTON – West Elm is recalling thousands of table lamps after dozens of reports saying the lamps shorted out, sparked or got hot. 

There have been no reports of injuries, according to the company.

The Consumer Product Safety Commissions says people could be shocked because the cords could be cut or frayed by the lamp’s adjustable joint. 

If you have this lamp, you should stop using it immediately and return them to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping.

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 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 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. The SKU numbers for the recalled lamps are the following: 

SKU    Description
3967424    Industrial Task Lamp Workspace Antique Bronze
9353603    New Industrial Task Lamp USB Black/Antique Brass
9353645    New Industrial Task Lamp USB Polished Nickel
4638800    New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:Teal
4639352    New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:White
4639329    New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:Antique Brass
830703    LED New Industrial Task Lamp: Polished Nickel 
830760    LED New Industrial Task Lamp: White 
1127851    New Industrial Task Lamp: Antique Brass:LED:Antique Brass
1128008    New Industrial Task Lamp Black/Antique Brass:LED:Black/Antique Bras
6379200    New Industrial Task Lamp:Teal
1219963    New Industrial Task Lamp Black:CFL:Black
8170136    New Industrial Task Lamp:Plaster
1127778    Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Antique Brass
1128040    Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Black/Antique Brass
1128255    Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Evergreen
1128289    CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Evergreen
830737    CFL New Industrial Task Lamp Turmeric

The lamps were sold at West Elm stores nationwide, West Elm’s catalog and online at www.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.

For more on this recall, go to the CPSC full listing

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