Pottery Barn Recalls Lamps Due to Shock Hazard
Montgomery Task Lamp by Pottery Barn.
Credit: CPSC.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 7,300 Pottery Barn Lamps today.

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.

Montgomery Floor Lamp.
Montgomery Floor Lamp.
Credit: CPSC.
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.

Clay Task Lamp.
Clay Task Lamp.
Credit: CPSC.