By Farhan Naqvi, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas
The number one cause of injury in the United States is household accidents. A significant number of these injuries are the result of electrical shocks. Many times, electrical shocks are caused by a defective product.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is trying to take one such product off the market. Last week, the CPSC announced a recall of about 7,300 Pottery Barn lamps due to a risk of electrical shock. The San Francisco-based company says that the Indian-made lamps’ adjustable joints can pinch or sever the electrical wire that runs through the lamps. This can in turn create the possibility of electrocution. In fact, Pottery Barn has received a report of a consumer touching the lamp and receiving an electrical shock.
The three models affected are the Montgomery Floor Lamp, the Montgomery Task Lamp, and the Clay Task Lamp (both of the task lamps are designed to sit on desks or other furniture). The products, which have bronze-colored finishes, were sold at Pottery Barn stores nationwide and on the retailer’s website from July of last year through August of this year for between $60 and $300 each.
There are two Pottery Barn locations in the Valley – one in west Las Vegas and the other in Henderson. If you have purchased one of these recalled products, unplug them immediately and contact one of the Pottery Barn stores for directions on how to obtain a refund. If you have been injured by an electrical shock from one of these lamps or any other defective product, contact a product liability attorney as soon as possible.
About the Editor: Farhan R. Naqvi is a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer who has experience representing victims injured in car accidents, drunk driver crashes, truck wrecks, slip and falls, taxi cab accidents, and bicycle crashes. He also has experience handling spine injury, product liability, underinsured/uninsured driver, and wrongful death cases. If you’ve been seriously hurt in an accident in Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Boulder City, Green Valley, or Pahrump, give Farhan a call at 702-553-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.