The Northbrook, Illinois-based Crate and Barrel has announced the recall of pendant lamps from the Finley Collection due to a potential shock and fire hazard posed to consumers. The recall affects rectangular, small, and large lamps available across the United States and Canada, with all but 860 of the 19,860 products recalled being sold in this country. These hanging pendant lamps have polarity labels that may either not be correct or that can fall off, and either situation could lead a user to connect the wires in the wrong manner. This improper wiring can cause a shock or a fire. Four shorting-out incidents have come to the fore, leading to a burn and property damage. Owners of the products, which were sold between January 2009 and this past July at Crate and Barrel, should unplug the products and get in touch with the company.
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