Electric hurricane style lamps recalled for short-circuit risk

Consumer Reports News: February 01, 2012 02:38 PM

About 4,500 hurricane style electric lights sold at Christmas Tree Shops are being recalled today. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an electrical short can occur in the light's internal wiring and pose a fire hazard.

There has been one report of smoke coming from the defective lights, imported from China by Nantucket Distributing Co. Inc., of Middleboro, Mass. No consumer injuries or property damage have been reported however.

The recall affects Hurricane Style Light, a circular lamp with a white metal basket and moveable handle for hanging or carrying at the top. It has a colored glass insert in blue, pink, or green and uses a mini light bulb. The model number “DML0593” and SKU/UPC number “000015806710” are printed on the price tag attached to the product.

The lights were sold at Christmas Tree Shops in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions from December 2010 through November 2011 for about $7.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to any Christmas Tree Shops location for a full refund.

For additional information, consumers should call Christmas Tree Shops toll-free (888-287-3232) or visit the firm’s website: www.ChristmasTreeShops.com.

Hurricane Style Lights Recalled by Christmas Tree Shops Due to Fire Hazard [CPSC]
Product Safety and Recalls [Christmas Tree Shops]

Paul Eng

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