August 28, 2000Rope Light Warning Issued by
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL)
IL (SafetyAlerts) - Underwriters
Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers and merchandisers that ropelights (also
known as flexible lighting), manufactured by Shanghai Liting Universal Electric Products
Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China, may present a fire or shock hazard. These ropelights do not
comply with UL's safety requirements and are not authorized to bear the UL Mark.
The ropelights are sold in various colors, including clear, and in varying lengths up to
25 feet. The ropelight design includes a connector that allows them to be extended up to
Distributed by L'Image Home Products, 555 Chanabel Street, Montreal, Canada, these
ropelights have been sold throughout Canada and the United States by retailers including
Hart Department Stores, M. Rossy Ltd., K-Mart and Costco.
The ropelights can be identified by catalog number RL10001, with the marking E204134
appearing on a white label attached to the power supply cord. The company name, L'Image,
appears on the product packaging.
Despite the appearance of the UL Mark on the product and its packaging, these ropelights
are not UL Listed and do not comply with UL's requirements. Consumers are urged to stop
using these ropelights immediately and return them to the place of purchase or L'Image
Notice of this product warning was
sent via email to SafeMail
subscribers August 28, 2000.
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