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December 23, 1999

Rich Pacific Ltd. Recalls  Christmas Icicle Lights and String-a-lights

Rich Pacific Ltd. Recalls  Christmas Icicle Lights and String-a-lightsPlainview, 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 this recall.

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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