CSA International Announces Important Consumer Safety Alert for Encore Sales’ “Santa’s Secrets” and “Halloween Horrors” 20 Miniature Indoor Light String

In cooperation with CSA International, Encore Sales of Concord ON is announcing an important consumer safety alert regarding “Santa’s Secrets” and “Halloween Horrors” Miniature Indoor 20- Light strings. These light strings pose a potential electric shock hazard and they bear counterfeit (unauthorized) reproductions of a registered trademark belonging to CSA International. Consumers should stop using them immediately.

Boxes marked “Santa’s Secrets” are blue and red and bar code #60107 97573. Boxes marked “Halloween Horrors” are purple and black or black and bar code #60107 98753. All boxes are also marked “Imported by Encore Sales”, and a counterfeit CSA trademark under which is printed “LL-114805”. The light strings are green or black in colour and have a green paper label near the plug cap onto which is printed a counterfeit (unauthorized) CSA trademark and “LL 114805”.

Investigation by CSA International has revealed that certain Miniature Indoor 20-light strings do not comply with wire secureness requirements and could pose a potential shock hazard. CSA International is not aware of any injury or damage reports involving this product.

Encore Sales imported these Miniature Indoor 20-Light strings from China and distributed them throughout Canada. Consumers could have purchased these strings at various retail outlets.

Consumers should stop using this light string immediately and discard it or return it to their point of purchase for a refund. The importer is Encore Sales, 333 North Rivermede Rd., Concord, ON. L4K 3N7 Ph (905) 738-8888 or Toll Free 1-800-387-3736.

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.

Miniature Indoor 20- Light Strings

“Santa’s Secrets” and “Halloween Horrors” Miniature Indoor 20- Light Strings imported by Encore Sales, Concord, ON bear counterfeit (unauthorized) registered trademarks belonging to CSA International.


Anthony Toderian Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group 416-747-2620 [email protected]