CSA International and Bortex Industry Co Ltd. Announce the Voluntary Recall of Seasonal Decorative Outdoor LED Thirty Five-Bulb Light String

December 16, 2005

CSA International, in co-operation with Bortex Industry Company Ltd., announces a voluntary recall of seasonal decorative 35-bulb outdoor LED light strings sold in Canada. The affected products have the model number “COD-TL-35”, the CSA File number 228296 with 07/2005 identified on a white label attached to the string’s cord and, a red CSA label with the number 228296. The affected light strings were sold by retailers between August and December 2005 under various brand names and also distributed by several utilities across Canada.

A manufacturing defect may cause a malfunction of the light string resulting in overheating and possible melting in the encapsulated area of the light string. The affected light strings may pose a potential for a shock or fire hazard. To date there have been no reports of injury or property damage involving the light strings.

Only the outdoor 35-bulb LED light string model COD-TL-35 with a date code 07/2005 on the white label near the attachment plug is affected by this recall. No other LED light strings produced by this or other manufacturers are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased these light strings should stop using them immediately and return the light strings to the source of purchase.

CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on billions of products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also includes: CSA, a developer of standards and codes; and OnSpeX for consumer product evaluation services. CSA International can be found online at www.csa-international.org.

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