CORTE MADERA, Calif. – Retailer RH has recalled 1,180 of its Riveted Mesh floor lamps due to a potential fire hazard.
While no injuries have been reported, the company has received 11 reports of the lamp’s foot switch overheating, including one incident where the foot switch caught fire. In addition, another 54 of the lamps were sold in Canada.
Consumers have been advised by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to stop using and unplug the lamp immediately and contact RH for a full refund. The retailer also is contacting all known purchasers directly.
The recall involves the Riveted Mesh floor lamp, which is described as an industrial steel lamp with a mesh steel shade. It is 74 inches tall and about 23 inches wide. The units came with four 60W T9 Edison bulbs and a circular foot on-and-off switch at the base. The SKU number 628701761STL is printed on a green label at the bottom of the lamp base.
Made in China, the lamps were imported by RH US LLC of Corte Madera, Calif. They were sold at RH galleries and outlets nationwide and online at www.restorationhardware.com from November 2012 through March 2019 for starting at $83.
For more information, consumers can contact RH directly toll-free at (833) 360-0655 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time Saturday and Sunday. Or they can email [email protected] or visit www.restorationhardware.com and click on the “Safety Recalls link at the bottom of the page.
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.