|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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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