January 23, 2001Rope Lights Recalled by
Glendale, CA (SafetyAlerts) - CO2UCH said today it is
voluntarily recalling about 27,300 rope lights with controller boxes. The rope light
controller, which allows consumers to choose the type of light motion, such as flash or
chase, can short circuit. This poses shock, fire and burn hazards to consumers.
CO2UCH has received six reports of the controller sparking. One consumer received an
electrical burn that blistered the skin.
Rope lights are lights inside a plastic cord used for decorative lighting. The lights are
9 feet long with a white electrical cord. The controller box has the following identifying
information imprinted on one side "CHENG TUNG, MODEL CT-028" The other side of
the controller is shaped to look like a bear or dog wearing a bow tie. The animal's feet
are the control buttons.
The lights were sold in a blue box, labeled in part, "ROPE LIGHTS, 9 FT. OF TWINKLE
FUN, CO2UCH, MADE IN CHINA" Gift stores and catalogs sold the lights nationwide from
August 2000 through October 2000 for between $20 and $24. The lights also were given as
prizes by fundraising organizations during this period.
Consumers should stop using these rope lights immediately, and call CO2UCH toll-free at
(877) 652-4087 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday to receive information
about obtaining a full refund or credit. Consumers also can contact the company on its web
site at www.supercouch.com.
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