Recall: Holiday / Christmas Lights: 200 Mini Lights
On 2012-07-12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Holiday / Christmas Lights: 200 Mini Lights due to a potential fire and electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $8.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Family Dollar holiday lights recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Holiday Lights & Decor, n.e.c. category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 547-0359
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What is the problem?
The light sets do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire and shock risk.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled decorative light sets have "200 Mini Lights" and "Multi Lights, Green Wire" printed on the red box. The product is identified by SKU # 2211428 and UPC # 049696720465 found on the back of the package. The product contains labels attached to a tag on the power cord with UL Listing # E346525 and Model # F0L200A4S.
These items were sold new+ at Family Dollar stores from September 2011 through December 2011 for $8.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumer should immediately stop using the light sets and return the product to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Family Dollar Stores at (800)547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com in the Help section.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There were three reports of overheating. No injuries or property damage were reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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