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West Elm Recalls Task Lamps

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, West Elm has announced a voluntary recall of certain industrial task table lamps due to the risk of electric shock.

The table lamp’s adjustable joint can cut or fray the electrical wire running through the lamp, creating the shock risk. The company has received 24 reports of the lamps shorting, sparking or getting hot. There have been no reports of injuries.

The recall covers about 43,000 industrial task lamps. The models include standard and USB-charging lamps sold at West Elm stores nationwide 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. 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 number and the date of manufacture are printed on a sticker on the underside of the base. Dates of manufacture for the non-USB modes are C/2014 and later.

CPSC is warning consumers to immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to West Elm for a full refund, including return shipping.