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|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 723-3929
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Distributor: Four Star Group USA Inc., of Hopkinton, Mass.
Hazard: Electrical wiring in the lights can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the recalled lights smoking and/or melting. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled holiday lights are a string of 10 LED bulbs, each covered with a clear, star shape. "Fresh Décor" is printed on the front of the product's packaging; the UPC (#7989390761) is printed on the back, below the bar code.
Sold at: Safeway stores nationwide, including Carrs, Dominick's, Genuardi's, Pak'n Save, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Vons, from October 2008 through December 2008 for about $7.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lights and return the product to any Safeway store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Safeway toll-free at (877) 723-3929 (877-SAFEWAY) between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, or contact the retailer where the lights were purchased.