Ikea Recalls Floor and Table Lamps

Three reports of minor shock have been reported worldwide
March 21, 2016Allison Zisko

Ikea logoNEW YORK—Ikea is recalling more than 30,000 floor and table lamps due to a shock hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Gothem floor and table lamps pose a danger because cables damaged during manufacturing can come in contact with the metal body of the lamp, posing a shock hazard to consumers. Three reports of minor shock have been received worldwide, the CPSC said.

The 30,600 affected lamps were made in China, are brush-finished nickel plated and have a dimmer switch. The floor lamp is 49 inches tall, and the table lamps are 14 or 18 inches tall. “Gothem” and the IKEA logo are printed on the label attached to the underside of each lamp base. They were sold at Ikea stores nationwide and online at ikea-usa.com from October 2015 through February 2016 for between $20 and $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and return them to any Ikea store for a full refund, the CPSC said.

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.

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