Health Canada is warning consumers of defects with some seasonal lights that may pose potential safety risks.
Health Canada initiated a national sampling and evaluation project to test seasonal lights due to a number of incident reports received by the department. Testing by Health Canada has shown hazards in several products that may pose a number of risks to consumers including overheating, as well as fire and electric shock.
The following recalls have been issued by various companies. Health Canada will update this list if there are additional recalls related to the seasonal lights sampling project.
|Product||Hazard Identified||Retailer(s)||Date of Recall|
|Life at Home® Indoor M5 Multicolour LED Lights (Set of 70)||Overheating and fire hazard.||Loblaw Companies Ltd – Various locations across Canada||2015-11-12|
|Christmas Light 50 Miniature Straight Line Indoor Light Set||Overheating and fire hazard.||Dollarama||2015-11-13|
|Halloween 25 Miniature Straight Line Outdoor Light Set||Electric shock hazard.||Dollarama||2015-11-13|
|Holiday Time 100 count Indoor Mini Light Set||Overheating and fire hazard.||Wal-Mart Canada Corp||2015-11-19|
|Holiday Time Multi-Colour 100 LED C6 Light Set||Overheating and fire hazard.||Wal-Mart Canada Corp||2015-11-19|
|MAGI Decor brand white indoor string lights – 100 miniature lights||Fire and electric shock hazard.||Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.||2015-11-20|
What you should do
Consumers who have any of the products identified should stop using these products immediately.
Consumers should be aware of the potential risks associated with the use of seasonal lights which have been subject to a recall and keep checking the Healthy Canadians Recalls and Safety Alerts Database for additional recalls. Follow the directions in each recall notice as they may vary for each recalled product.
Always read and follow the warning labels on all products, including seasonal light products. For more information on Holiday Safety, visit the Healthy Canadians website.
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