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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 1994

Release # 95-055
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

Fay's Drug Store Announces Recall of Christmas Lights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Fay's Drug Stores of Liverpool, N.Y., is recalling imported Christmas light sets called, "Spirit of Christmas" 200 Super Brite Lights. The light's fuses in the plug could short circuit, possibly causing a fire. Fay's received one report of the lights blowing a house fuse. In addition, the electrical plug partially burned, when the lights were plugged in an extension cord.

Consumers can identify the "Spirit of Christmas" 200 Super Brite Lights by the item number on the back of the box "W 74C2195 Made in China" or by the UL number E-48723 listed on the red tag on the cord of the lights. These lights may have been sold by other retailers under a different name. The lights were sold between November 14 and December 21, 1994. No other lights sold by Fay's are involved in this recall.

Fay's stores are located in the states of New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

Consumers who own the Spirit of Christmas lights should stop using the lights immediately and return them to the place of purchase for either a refund or a replacement. The lights sold for approximately $13.99 each. Consumers with any questions can call Fay's at (315) 451-8000, Ext 2294.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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