Holiday Lights Recalled by Target Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2006
Release #06-067
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Holiday Lights Recalled by Target Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

 

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: Mini Light and Chasing Light Sets

Units: About 861,000 sets

Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: These lights have undersized and exposed wires, which pose a risk of electric shock and fire hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes 50-count multi-color mini light sets, 100-count blue mini light sets, and 140-count chasing light sets. "Mini Light Set" or "Chasing Light Set" is written on the packaging. The 100-count light sets have UL number E254698 or E182192, or there is no UL number written on the tag attached to the light string. The 50-count light sets have UL number E254698 or E182192, or no UL number. The chasing light sets have UL number E254698 or there is no UL number written on the tag.

Sold at: Target Stores nationwide from September 2005 through December 2005 for $1.50 for the 50-count set; $2 for the 100-count set; and $10 for the 140-count chasing light set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lights and return them to the nearest Target store for a Target Gift Card in the amount of a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's Web site at www.Target.com

 

Picture of Recalled Lights