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What’s the Problem?
This recall affects RH industrial steel riveted mesh floor lamps measuring 74 inches in height and 23 inches in diameter, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) .
The recalled floor lamps come with 4 60W T9 Edison bulbs and a circular foot on/off switch on the electrical cord at the base, CPSC said. The SKU number 68270176ISTL is printed on a green label located on the bottom of the lamp base.
Affected lamps were sold at RH galleries and RH outlets nationwide and online from November 2012 through March 2019 for between $83 and $825.
If you purchased a floor lamp that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact RH for a refund.
This recall began on July 9, 2020.
Why is My Light Switch Hot?
When you reach for your light switch to turn it off and find that it is hot to the touch, it is an indicator that you have a problem. If you don’t get help immediately, you could end up facing a serious electrical fire. What follows are some reasons that your light switch may be hot.
1. The Switch Is Overloaded
Light switches have a limit on how much power they can take, and different switches are rated for different levels of power. Most wall switches are rated for 15 amps. However, many circuits pull 20 amps or more. If you are overloading the switch, you have a serious fire risk on your hands.
2. The Switch Is Failing
Light switches wear out over time. When this occurs, a small spark on the electrical contacts will be emitted whenever the light is turned on and off. Soon the contacts won’t meet properly, and electricity will flow more freely, creating heat. This equates to a serious fire risk.
3. Faulty Wiring
If the light switch is improperly wired, it will get hot. Loose or broken wires that are still slightly touching will allow the light switch to function. However, the electricity will be forced through a smaller path, and this will create heat as well as a fire risk.
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Do I Have an RH Floor Lamps Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in RH Floor Lamps Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury or death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled floor lamp, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.