By Anthony Capkun
October 24, 2013 – Thanks to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for letting us know Crate and Barrel is recalling Finley hanging pendant lamps due to fire and shock hazards. Specifically, the lamp’s wires can be connected incorrectly because their polarity labels can fall off or be mislabelled, posing fire and shock hazards.
The recall involves about 860 units in Canada of Finley Collection pendant lamps with a white or wheat (off-white) linen large, small drum or rectangular lamp shades. They have a 9-in. long silver electrical wire with tandem metal support cables and chrome-plated steel ceiling plate.
The large lamp with SKU 684-069 or 684-077 measures 12 x 28-in. in diameter; the small lamp with SKU 676-384 or 440-755 measures 12 x 20-in. in diameter; and the rectangular lamp with SKU 322-067 or 322-423 measures 14 x 12-1/4-in. wide and 30-in. long. The lamps are illuminated by two 60W bulbs. The SKU can be found on a white label inside the ceiling plate.
The units were sold in Crate and Barrel stores nationwide, through Crate and Barrel’s catalog and Crateandbarrel.com from January 2009 through July 2013 for between $149 and $249. They were imported by Euromarket Designs Inc. dba Crate and Barrel, of Northbrook, Ill., and manufactured by Iberian Lighting Enterprises Corp. of Dongguan, China.
Crate and Barrel has received four reports of lamps shorting out, including minor property damage and a minor burn. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact Crate and Barrel for a replacement lamp of equal value or a full refund, including shipping and $100 reimbursement for charges incurred in removing and replacing recalled lamps by using a licensed electrician.
Photos courtesy CPSC.