|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2007
Recall Hotline: (866) 577-6430
Currey & Company Recalls Lamps Due to Shock, Fire Hazards
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: Currey & Company Table Lamps
Units: About 1,500
Distributor: Currey & Company, of Atlanta, Ga.
Hazard: The light sockets on these lamps have a defect, which poses electrical shock and fire hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: Currey & Company has received one report of a lamp tripping the circuit breaker. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Currey & Company table lamps that ranged in height from 26 to 34 inches. The recalled table lamps include model numbers 6037, 6038, 6039, 6040, 6043, 6044, 6045, 6046, 6047, 6048, 6632, 6633, 6685, 6913, and 6954. The model number is printed on the packaging and on the bottom of the lamp base. A Currey & Company hang tag was attached to the lamp at the time of sale.
Sold at: Specialty stores, lighting showrooms and through interior designers from April 2006 through January 2007 for between $240 and $420.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these lamps, and contact Currey & Company to determine if they are included in the recall. The firm will arrange for the return of the recalled lamps for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact Currey & Company toll-free at (866) 577-6430 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at www.curreyco.com
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