|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2010
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 851-7890
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Pottery Barn Recalls Lamps Due to Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Pottery Barn Lamps
Units: About 7,300
Importer: Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be pinched or severed at the lamp’s adjustable joint, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn has received one report of a consumer who received an electrical shock when she touched the lamp.
Description: This recall involves Pottery Barn’s Clay Task Lamp (Model #2467553), the Montgomery Task Lamp (Model #9691783) and the Montgomery Floor Lamp (Model #9691775). All of the lamps have bronze-colored finishes. “Pottery Barn” and the model number are printed on the bottom of the lamp.
Sold at: Pottery Barn stores nationwide, in Pottery Barn’s catalog and on the firm’s website www.potterybarn.com from July 2009 through August 2010 for between $60 and $300.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps, unplug them and contact Pottery Barn for instructions on how to return the lamp for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn toll-free at (877) 851-7890 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week, or visit the firm’s website at www.potterybarn.com
Montgomery Floor Lamp
Montgomery Task Lamp
Clay Task Lamp
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