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Universal Distribution Center Holiday Ultra-Brite Lights

Description: Holiday Lights Recalled by Universal Distribution Center Due to Shock and Fire Hazard News from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2009 Release # 09-140 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 343-2343 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Holiday Lights Recalled by Universal Distribution Center Due to Shock and Fire Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Holiday Ultra-Brite Lights Units: About 52,000 Distributor: Universal Distribution Center LLC, of Edison, N.J. Hazard: The lights have undersized wires that can easily pull out of the plugs and light sockets becoming exposed. This poses an electric shock and fire hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The recalled holiday lights are a string of 50 clear or multicolored bulbs. They were sold in a white and red box with the item number (CH81648 or CH81658) written on the back above the bar code. Sold by: Discount and dollar stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut from October 2008 through December 2008 for about $2. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lights and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Universal Distribution Centers toll-free at (866) 343-2343 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or contact the retailer where the lights were purchased. Note: CPSC received significant support for this recall from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). [Source]

Universal Distribution Center Holiday Ultra-Brite Lights Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date03/04/2009
Recall ID5147
Recall Number09140
Product TypeLights (Seasonal)
HazardElectrocution/Electric Shock
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