Floor Lamp Recall

West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, will recall 5,750 floor lamps. The problem? A short circuit can occur in the floor lamp’s wiring which might give users a shock they were not expecting. This is not an isolated problem: there are 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.

The Overarching Floor Lamp at issue 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 lamp’s arm and base are made of polished nickel and it either natural, white or charcoal. The lamp has a three-way on/off switch.

The firm’s website is very concerned about its customers on its website, eager to warn the end user. What? Really? Oh. I can’t find any news about it in my quick looksie. You may have to dig a bit.

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