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West Elm Recalls Table Lamps Due to Shock Hazard


WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Table lamps

Hazard: 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.

Remedy: Refund 
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping. 

Consumer Contact:
West Elm toll-free at 866-577-9276 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET every day, or online at and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 43,000

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:




Industrial Task Lamp Workspace Antique Bronze


New Industrial Task Lamp USB Black/Antique Brass


New Industrial Task Lamp USB Polished Nickel


New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:Teal


New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:White


New Industrial Task Lamp:USB:Antique Brass


LED New Industrial Task Lamp: Polished Nickel


LED New Industrial Task Lamp: White


New Industrial Task Lamp: Antique Brass:LED:Antique Brass


New Industrial Task Lamp Black/Antique Brass:LED:Black/Antique Bras


New Industrial Task Lamp:Teal


New Industrial Task Lamp Black:CFL:Black


New Industrial Task Lamp:Plaster


Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Antique Brass


Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Black/Antique Brass


Non CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Evergreen


CFL New Industrial Task Lamp:Evergreen


CFL New Industrial Task Lamp Turmeric

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 24 reports of the lamps shorting, sparking or getting hot. There have been no reports of injuries.

Sold At: West Elm stores nationwide, West Elm's catalog and online at 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.

Importer: West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About U.S. CPSC:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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