Family Dollar Stores Recalls Decorative Light Sets Due To Fire and Electrical Shock Hazard

Jul 12, 2012, 10:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

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Name of product: 200 Mini Lights
Units: About 280,000
Importer: Family Dollar Services, Inc., of Matthews, N.C.
Hazard: The light sets do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire and shock risk.
Incidents/Injuries: There were three reports of overheating. No injuries or property damage were reported.
Description:  The recalled decorative light sets have "200 Mini Lights" and "Multi Lights, Green Wire" printed on the red box. The product's is identified by SKU # 2211428 and UPC # 049696720465 found on the back of the package.  The product contains labels attached to a tag on the power cord with UL Listing # E346525 and Model # F0L200A4S.
Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores from September 2011 through December 2011 for $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy:  Consumer should immediately stop using the light sets and return the product to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar Stores at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com in the Help section.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 547-0359
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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