2014

UL Warns of Stolen Holographic Labels and of Potentially Hazardous Decorative Lighting String (Release Nos. 13PN-16 and 13PN-16A)

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a notification from UL to consumers, retailers, and distributors that UL Holographic labels with the UL Mark for Canada, identified below, have been reported stolen. These labels were found on a Decorative Lighting String that may pose a fire or shock hazard. The decorative lighting string does not comply with Canadian safety requirements and is not authorized to bear any UL Mark.

Release 13PN-16                                                                  

UL Warns of Stolen Holographic Labels

The UL Holographic Labels identified below were reported stolen from an authorized manufacturer. Products bearing these unauthorized holographic labels have not been evaluated by UL for safety and it is unknown if products bearing these labels comply with any safety standards. Some of the unauthorized labels have been found on potentially hazardous decorative lighting strings identified in Public Notice Release No.13PN-16A

Quantity: Approximately 400,000 labels.

Identification:  The issue number identifies the labels that were reported stolen. Labels with the following issue numbers were reported stolen: T-3,650, T-3,651, T-3,652. T-3,653, T-3654, T-4,191, T-4,192 and T-4,193.

The labels are marked with the following:

DECORATIVE
LIGHTING

STRING
T-_,___ ISSUE NO. T-_,___
________________________________________
  FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR USE

The labels may also be marked E187219.

Photo of the label can be found at www.ul.com/newsroom.

Release 13PN-16A                                                                     
UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Decorative Lighting String

The decorative lighting string identified below may pose a fire or shock hazard. The Decorative Lighting String bears a Holographic Label with the UL Mark for Canada. The Holographic labels were reported stolen.  The decorative lighting string does not comply with UL's safety requirements and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark.  Refer to Public Notice Release No. 13PN-16 for information on the labels that were reported stolen.

Name of Product:  Decorative Lighting Strings, Holiday Light Bulbs – 10 pc Set

Hazard:  The decorative lighting string is missing required flame retardant elements and employs plated steel conductors which may pose a risk of fire or electric shock. 

Identification: 

On the product: The decorative lighting string is provided with two labels with the following information:

Label 1:  

DECORATIVE
LIGHTING

STRING
T-4,192 ISSUE NO. T-4,192
________________________________________
A411458D1  FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR USE

Label 2:  

E326856                                                MADE IN CHINA
Model No.DS-10L/1F(0.08),120V,60Hz,0.08A,9.6W  06/12

On the box:      

Holiday Light Bulbs 10 pc Set
Pathway, Walkway, Driveway, Flowerbeds, And More!  For Indoors and Outdoors Use

Photos can be found at www.ul.com/newsroom.

Sold at:  Known to be sold at Big Lots and may have been sold by other retailers.

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Michelle Press
Marketing Manager, UL
T: 1 847-664-1966
E: Michelle.Press@ul.com

SOURCE UL



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