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Table lamps recalled by West Elm due to shock hazard

LampWest Elm is recalling about 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.

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

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 as follows: 




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

The lamps were sold at West Elm stores nationwide, from the West Elm’s catalog, and online at from June 2014 through October 2017. The cost was about $130 for the lamp with a USB and for between $80 and $100 for the lamp without it.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to West Elm for a refund, including return shipping, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Commission advise. 

For more information, call West Elm at 866-577-9276 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET every day, or visit and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page.


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