The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated on Friday that Ikea is recalling one of their models of floor and table lamps due to a potential shock hazard. During the manufacturing process, the power cords were damaged and when the wires come into contact with the lamp’s metal frame a shock can occur, according to Ikea. Reports indicate three individuals who have been shocked due to the damaged lamps. Ikea sold the 14”, 18” and 49” lamps in retail stores and online from October of 2015 through February of 2016 under the product name “Gothem” lamps. The recall is for approximately 30,600 lamps and owners should return the lamp to an Ikea store to receive a full refund.
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