Williams Sonoma Recalls Lamps After 39 Short Circuit Reports

Posted on February 2, 2012

There seems to be no shortage today of stories involving a product posing a danger due to an electric shock hazard.

Next up, Williams Sonoma, whose West Elm division has announced a recall of nearly 6,000 Overarching Floor Lamps, a six and a half foot tall lamp with a curved arm that allows the lamp to hang five feet wide of the base.

West Elm has already received 39 reports of the item short circuiting.  Of these, three people have gotten a shock, two people had their property damaged, and one person even suffered a minor burn injury.

The lamp, which was sold at West Elm stores all across the country between March and November of last year for $250, should be unplugged at once.  It can be returned to a West Elm store for store credit.

As a personal injury attorney in San Diego, I’m used to seeing recalls take affect after a small amount of incidents have occurred.  39, though, seems like an unusually high amount of short circuit reports to occur before a recall.  I hope as a Long Beach personal injury attorney that the issue can get straightened out before yet another person can become injured due to this faulty product.

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