IKEA Recalls Floor, Table Lamps Because They Should Light Up A Room, Not You

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Last month, IKEA recalled several ceiling lamps because their shades could unexpectedly fall, shattering over consumers’ heads. Today, the Swedish furniture company announced another lighting recall, this time for lamp bases that can shock users. 

IKEA on Thursday recalled all of its GOTHEM floor and table lamps after receiving reports of electric shock incidents.

The company didn’t specify just how many lamps are involved in the recall, but urged customers who purchased the lamps to immediately stop using them and return them to IKEA for a refund.

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The recall was initiated after the furniture store found that damaged cables during manufacturing of some units could contact the metal body of the lamp, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

GOTHEM lamps, which come in 49-inch floor model or 14- and 18-inch table variations, were sold in the US stores and online between October 2015 and February 2016.

The lamps are brush-finished nickel plated and have a dimmer switch. A label attached to the underside of each lamp base is printed with the name “Gothem” and the IKEA logo.

Affected products can be identified by the following labels:

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