CSA Group Alerts Consumers Seasonal Lights Manufactured by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Do Not Meet Canadian Standards PAR-32-15

CSA Group Has Cancelled Certification and Alerts Products Are Subject to Health Canada Recall Notice

CSA Group, a leading global provider of product testing and certification services and standards development, is notifying consumers, regulators and retailers of indoor and outdoor decorative lighting strings made by Taizhou HongPeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd or Ningbo EGO International Co Ltd. may pose a risk of fire or shock hazard.

Health Canada is responsible for product recalls and has issued a number of notices regarding the lighting strings. CSA Group conducted an independent investigation and determined that the products do not meet CSA standards and the CSA certification mark was misused. CSA Group takes the misuse of its marks very seriously and has cancelled the certification for Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd and Ningbo EGO International Co Ltd. and removed their certification records from the Certified Product Listings on CSA’s website.

Consumers are encouraged to check the Recall and Safety Alerts Database on the Healthy Canadians website to identify these lighting strings and follow the directions for all products under a recall notice.

Anyone with a safety concern about a CSA Group certified product is urged to send the details to: [email protected].

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.


Allison Hawkins
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
[email protected]


January 1, 2012