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

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12100.html

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