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December 21, 2000

Christmas Lights Recalled by GEM Stores

Christmas lights recalledJamaica, NY (SafetyAlerts) - GEM Stores has announced it is recalling approximately 50,000 sets of miniature Christmas lights and icicle-style lights. The lights have undersized wires that can easily pull out of the plugs and light sockets, posing electric shock and fire hazards to consumers.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The lights are flashing, steady burning or chasing light in various colors and they were made in China. The lights were sold in GEM stores throughout New York from November 2000 to December 2000. A "GEM STORES" orange price sticker is affixed to each box.

Writing on Box Description of packaging
50 window ice lights Blue box with picture of a house.
100 icicle lights Brown striped box with picture of house. Santa's Christmas Magic brand.
140 Action Light Set/Chaserlights Blue box with snowflakes, stockings, trees, and holly.
100 mini light set Blue box with snowflakes, stockings, trees, and holly.
50 miniature lights Red and green box. Trim a Tree brand.
100 miniature lights Red and green box. Trim a Tree brand.
100 miniature light set Red striped box with picture of tree branches. Santa's Christmas Magic brand.

Consumers should stop using the lights immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Call GEM Stores collect at (718) 217-5600 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers December 21, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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