Hurricane Style Lights Recalled by Christmas Tree Shops Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2012
Release #12-099
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 287-3232
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hurricane Style Lights Recalled by Christmas Tree Shops Due to Fire 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: Hurricane Style Lights

Units: About 4,500

Importer: Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., of Middleboro, Mass.

Retailer: Christmas Tree Shops, of Union, N.J.

Hazard: An electrical short circuit can occur in the light’s internal wiring, causing smoke and posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of the product causing smoke and a burning smell. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recalled Hurricane Style Light is a circular lamp with a white metal basket and moveable handle for hanging or carrying at the top. It has a colored glass insert in blue, pink, or green and uses a mini light bulb. The model number “DML0593” and SKU/UPC number “000015806710” are printed on the price tag attached to the product.

Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions from December 2010 through November 2011 for about $7.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Christmas Tree Shops location for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888) 287-3232 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.christmastreeshops.com



Picture of recalled Hurricane Style Lights