March 25, 2009
Release # 09-165
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 723-3929

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: Fresh Décor 10 Count LED Star String Lights

Units: About 13,000

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.


Picture of Recalled String Lights