Christmas Lights Recalled by Pepe Ganga Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: 100 Musical Lights

Hazard: The light string can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Pepe Ganga Corp. toll-free at (855) 751-4532 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time, Tiempo Estándar del Atlántico) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at mail@pepegangapr.com.

To see a photo of the recalled product, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Christmas-Lights-Recalled-By-Pepe-Ganga/

Recall Details

Units: About 500

Description: This recall involves 100-bulb musical Christmas multi-colored lights. The light sets twinkle as eight Christmas carols play. Model number 31411 is printed on the back of the package on the bottom right side of the UPC label. "100 Musical Lights" is printed on the front of the white cardboard packaging. The model number, voltage and "Made in China" are printed on a label affixed to the light string.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.  

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Christmas lights and return them to any Pepe Ganga store for a full refund.

Sold at: Pepe Ganga and Compra De To stores in Puerto Rico from December 2011 to October 2012 for about $8.

Retailer: Pepe Ganga Corp., of San Juan, PR

Manufactured in: China

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 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.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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