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Thousands of IKEA lamps with shock hazards recalled in the U.S.

Posted on March 21, 2016 10:28 am under Product Liability

On March 18, multinational company IKEA issued a recall affecting an estimated 30,600 floor and table lamps after some consumers complained of suffering electric shocks, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported.

According to reports, the recall affects the “Gothem” models of floor and table lamps sold in the U.S. between October of last year and February 2016. Consumers who have the recalled lamps are at risk of suffering an electric shock from the lamp’s metal body if a damaged electrical cable accidentally sticks to the metal component.

IKEA and the CPSC are both aware of three incidents worldwide in which consumers complained of minor shocks from the recalled lamps. Consumers can find out if their IKEA lamps are a part of the recall by simply looking for the IKEA and Gothem logo beneath the base of the lamps. The recalling company told consumers to immediately stop using the affected lamps and return the product for a full refund.

The product liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® work for people who have suffered injuries as a result of using dangerous or defective products. If you or a family member has been injured by a defective consumer good, call our offices today at (414) 271-0900 to find out how we may be able to help you.