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Pottery Barn Lamps Recalled for Electric Shock

Children are often warned about electrical chord outlets causing an electric shock, but one recalled item could shock hands even with an innocent touch.

Pottery Barn is recalling 7,300 of the home lighting fixtures for the risk of electric shock to lamp owners, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The lamps involved in the recall include:
•    Pottery Barn’s Clay Task Lamp (model 2467553)
•    Pottery Barn’s Montgomery Task Lamp (model 9691783)
•    Pottery Barn’s Montgomery Floor Lamp (model 9691775) with bronze finishes.

Consumes who think they may have a recalled lamp should check the bottom of the lamp for the model numbers along with brand-name “Pottery Barn.” The affected lamps, manufactured in India, were sold at Pottery Barns nationwide, online, and in their catalog from July 2009 to August 2010, for $60 to $300.

So far, one customer has reported electrical shock when she touched the lamp.

As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I urge owners are to immediately cease using the lamps, unplug them and call or visit the company’s web site for instructions on returning the lamp and receiving a full refund, including shipping costs. Pottery Barn can be reached at 877-851-7890 from 4-9pm 7 days a week, or online at their recall site.