Recall: IKEA GOTHEM Lamps
March 22, 2016 Leave a comment
The following notice has been issued by the retailer:
IKEA recalls GOTHEM lamps due to the risk of electric shock
IKEA urges customers who have a GOTHEM lamp to immediately stop using it and to bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.
IKEA is recalling all GOTHEM floor and table lamps due to a risk of electric shock, after some examples of damaged cables in the lamps have been found. Damaged cables can lead to the metal body of the lamp becoming electrically live creating a potential safety hazard.
Even if the lamp is working, we urge all customers who have a GOTHEM lamp to immediately stop using it and to return it to any IKEA store for a full refund.
All three models of GOTHEM lamps – two table lamps and one floor lamp – are affected by the recall.
IKEA has not received any reports of people getting hurt, but has had incident reports from two customers and one store co-worker having received electric shocks. Safe products are always an IKEA priority and we cannot accept the risk of any more incidents. We are therefore recalling the GOTHEM lamps to avoid injuries and to create awareness of this hazard.
The GOTHEM lamps have been sold on all IKEA markets since October 2015.
The GOTHEM lamps can be returned to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required. For more information, contact IKEA 0203 645 0010.
IKEA apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.