|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 326-7931
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Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Recalls Christmas Light Sets 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: Hobby Lobby Christmas Light Sets
Units: About 2.3 million sets
Importer: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hazard: The lights have undersized wires which can separate from the plugs and/or the light sockets, posing an electric shock and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received one report of a minor shock when a consumer touched a light string. Hobby Lobby has received one report of melting wires.
Description: The light sets listed in the chart below are included in the recall:
|Bulb Color||Wire Color||Item #||E #||Retail|
|100 Count Indoor/Outdoor Super Bright Mini Light Set|
|50 Count Classic Colors Indoor Super Bright Mini Light Set|
|150 Count Indoor/Outdoor Ribbon Style Net Light Set|
|100 Count Outdoor/Indoor Miniature Trunk Net Light Set|
|300 Count Indoor/Outdoor Hang-Straight Icicle Light Set|
Sold at: Hobby Lobby stores nationwide from June 2006 through early December 2006 for between $2.50 and $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lights immediately and return them to the nearest Hobby Lobby store to receive a Hobby Lobby exchange card.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact the Hobby Lobby Call Center at (800) 326-7931 anytime, or log on to the firm's Web site at www.hobbylobby.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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