Expanded Recall: All seasonal lights made by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd. or Ningbo EGO International Co. Ltd. recalled by various Canadian importers

PAR 40-15 December 18, 2015
Recall# RA-56364

Toronto,

Expansion of December 11, 2015 recall

This recall involves indoor and outdoor plug in decorative light strings manufactured by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd. or Ningbo EGO International Co. Ltd. that have been widely distributed throughout Canada in numerous retail chains under a wide variety of brand names. The seasonal lights include Halloween and Christmas lights.

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these lights may pose overheating, fire and electric shock hazards.

Health Canada has received 19 reports of consumer incidents related to the use of seasonal lights manufactured by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd. and Ningbo Ego International Co. Ltd.  Of those 19 incidents, four reports of shock, including two with secondary minor burns, have been recorded along with two reports of minor burns only.

These products can be identified by CSA file numbers 241989 and 263917 which can usually be found on the manufacturer’s product identification label, which is a tag affixed to the wire of the light string. These CSA file numbers are not embossed on the plug of the light string; the numbers found on the plug relate only to that specific plug component and are not part of this recall.

For a list of products (Brands and Importers) that are currently known to be affected by this recall, please visit Health Canada (HC):  http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/56364r-eng.php

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Allison Hawkins
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
416-747-2615
allison.hawkins@csagroup.org