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

Starting date:
December 11, 2015
Posting date:
December 11, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-56254

Affected products

All seasonal lights, under various brand names, manufactured by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd. (CSA File Number 241989) or Ningbo EGO International Co. Ltd. (CSA File Number 263917)

Product description

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.

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.

The following products are currently known to be affected by this recall. This list is not exhaustive and may expand as more products and importers are identified. Additionally, other importers of Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd. or Ningbo EGO International Co. Ltd. that have already recalled seasonal lights from these manufacturers, or are expanding existing recalls from these manufacturers, are found at the bottom of this notice.

The following products are currently known to be affected by this recall:
Brand Name Importer  CSA File Number
Holiday Collection Canadian Tire Corporation 241989
Deco Lite, Ghostly Ghouls CTG Brands Inc. 263917
Danson Decor Danson Decor Inc. 241989
No brand name Dollarama 241989
In Style Home Hardware 241989
Santa's Studio Link Product Solutions Ltd. 263917
No brand name Winnie Paper Inc. 263917

 

Hazard identified

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. 

Number sold

The number sold is unknown, but products were sold at various dollar stores, discount stores, department stores, pharmacies, drug stores, hardware stores, home improvement stores, garden stores and other independent retailers.

Time period sold

The time period sold is unknown.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd.
Hengjie Industrial Park
Zhejiang
318056
CHINA
Manufacturer
Ningbo Ego International Co. Ltd.

3/F, No.168 East Road Songjiang, Yinzhou Area, Ningbo
Zhejiang
315100
CHINA
Importer
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Importer
CTG Brands Inc.
Vaughan
Ontario
CANADA
Importer
Danson Decor Inc.
St. Laurent
Quebec
CANADA
Importer
Dollarama L.P/S.E.C.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA
Importer
Home Hardware Stores Ltd.
St. Jacobs
Ontario
CANADA
Importer
Link Product Solutions Limited
Concord
Ontario
CANADA
Importer
Winnie Paper Inc.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should check all seasonal lights and their manufacturer’s product identification label for the CSA file numbers 241989 and 263917. The Manufacturer’s Product Identification label is typically attached to one end of a string of lights. If your lights have either of these CSA numbers you should stop using these products immediately. Affected products cannot be identified solely by product or brand names.

Consumers should return these specific products to the place where they were purchased. If there is a recall notice for your specific product noted below, then please follow the directions in that notice.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

For the complete list of recalls posted as a result of this sampling and evaluation project, visit the Consumer Product Update on seasonal lights.