Crate & Barrel, a popular American chain of retail stores specializing in household furniture and accessories, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of approximately 19,000 Finley hanging pendant lamps due to shock and fire hazards. In conjunction, Health Canada will be recalling almost 900 of the hanging lamps as well.
The shock and fire hazard risks arise from the lamp’s wires, which can be connected incorrectly because the wires’ polarity labels can fall off or be mislabeled.
The Crate & Barrel Finley Collection pendant lamps that are being recalled have a white or wheat (off-white) linen large, small drum or rectangular lamp shade. Each has a 9-inch long silver electrical wire with tandem metal support cables and chrome-plated steel ceiling plate.
Measuring 12 inches high and 28 inches in diameter, the large recalled lamp has SKU number 676-069 or 684-077. The small lamp, measuring 12 inches high and 20 inches in diameter, has SKU number 676-384 or 440-755. The last lamp, the rectangular-shaped with SKU number 322-067 or 322-423, measures 14 inches high, 12.25 inches wide and 30 inches long. Each lamp has a white label inside the ceiling plate labeled with the SKU number.
The recall was issued after Crate & Barrel received four reports of lamps shorting out, including a case involving minor property damage and another with a minor burn.
Manufactured in China, the recalled lamps were sold nationwide in Crate & Barrel stores, catalogs and on the website, CrateandBarrel.com, for between $149 and $249 from January 2009 until July 2013.
If you have identified one of your lamps as the recalled Crate & Barrel Finley pendant lamps, you should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact Crate & Barrel for a replacement lamp of equal value or a full refund. This will include shipping and $100 reimbursement for charges incurred in removing and replacing recalled lamps by using a licensed electrician.
For more information regarding this recall, please contact Crate & Barrel at (800) 451-8217 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT every day or online at www.crateandbarrel.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.