December 23, 1999Rich Pacific Ltd. Recalls Christmas Icicle Lights and
Plainview, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Rich Pacific Ltd. has
announced the recall of approximately 100,000 sets of miniature Christmas lights and
icicle- style lights because these lights have undersized wires that can pull out of the
plugs and individual light sockets, posing shock or fire hazards.
Although there have been no reports
of injuries or incidents involving these light sets, Rich Pacific is issuing this recall
to prevent such an occurrence.
The recall involves sets of 100
lights in both traditional and icicle styles. The icicle lights have white wires and
sockets, and no labeling on the light set. They are packaged in red boxes labeled, in
part, "100 Icicle Lights," and "Manufactured to Previous Approved
Specification." Printed on the back of the package is, in part, "Made in China
for Pergament" and number "11181."
The traditional string light sets
have either clear or multicolored lights, green wiring and sockets, and no labeling on the
light sets. They are packaged in red boxes labeled, in part, "100 Christmas
Lights," "STRING-A-LIGHT," and "Manufactured to Previous Approved
Specifications." Printed on the back of the packaging is written, in part, "Made
in China for Pergament" and number "10040" or "10041."
Pergament Home Center stores in New
York sold these lights from October 1999 through December 1999 for between $2 and $6.
Pergament lights that have an Underwriters Laboratories' (UL) label are not part of
Consumers should immediately stop
using these lights and return them to the store where purchased for store credit. For more
information, call Rich Pacific Ltd. at (800) 444-4909 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday.
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