CSA International, in Cooperation with Réno-Dépôt, Announces the Voluntary Recall of Seasonal Decorative Indoor/outdoor Led Light Strings

CSA International, in co-operation with Réno-Dépôt Inc., announces a voluntary recall of seasonal decorative indoor/outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) light strings imported and distributed exclusively by Réno-Dépôt in Quebec, Canada only. Products haved been removed from the shelves and aproximately 16,000 remain in the marketplace.

The affected LED light strings were manufactured by He Shan Yinyu and have the model number LED-PLE-18SB-YY-Z, where the YY stands for the number of bulbs and the Z for colour, which is marked on a white label attached to the female end of the power cord. The Products were sold and marketed between October 3 and November 29, 2006, under the name “Technologie DEL/LED Technology” in all Réno-Dépôt stores in Quebec. The CSA File number 77218 is identified on a red label attached to the string’s male plug cap. The light strings were sold in 25, 50 and 70-bulb sets in a variety of colours.

The affected light strings were initially certified by CSA International but were not manufactured in accordance with CSA International requirements, and therefore were no longer eligible to bear the CSA International certification mark. Under certain conditions, the subject LED light strings may expose wiring, posing a potential for a shock or fire hazard. To date there has been one report of a minor injury and three reports of minor property damage in connection with this product.

Consumers who have these light strings should stop using them immediately and contact the manufactuerer’s service center toll-free at: 1-877-501-6366 for further information.

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.

Recalled seasonal decorative indoor/outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) light strings marked “Technologie DEL/LED Technology.” Affected light strings were sold in 25, 50 and 70-bulb sets in a variety of colours exclusively by Réno-Dépôt in Quebec. Anthony Toderian Senior Media Relations Officer CSA Group 416-747-2620 [email protected]