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|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 343-2343
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Distributor: Universal Distribution Center LLC, of Edison, N.J.
Hazard: The lights have undersized wires that can easily pull out of the plugs and light sockets becoming exposed. This poses an electric shock and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled holiday lights are a string of 50 clear or multicolored bulbs. They were sold in a white and red box with the item number (CH81648 or CH81658) written on the back above the bar code.
Sold by: Discount and dollar stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut from October 2008 through December 2008 for about $2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lights and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Universal Distribution Centers toll-free at (866) 343-2343 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or contact the retailer where the lights were purchased.
Note: CPSC received significant support for this recall from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).