|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 547-0359
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Family Dollar Stores Recalls Decorative Light Sets Due To Fire and Electrical Shock Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: 200 Mini Lights
Units: About 280,000
Importer: Family Dollar Services, Inc., of Matthews, N.C.
Hazard: The light sets do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire and shock risk.
Incidents/Injuries: There were three reports of overheating. No injuries or property damage were reported.
Description: 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.
Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores from September 2011 through December 2011 for $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the light sets and return the product to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: 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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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