UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Counterfeit Decorative Lighting Strings
NORTHBROOK, Ill., January 23, 2009 -- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers that the decorative lighting strings, identified below, may pose a risk of electric shock and fire. These products have not been evaluated for safety by UL and bear a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States.
Name of Product: Designer Series 50 Clear Lights
Number of Units: Unknown quantity
Manufacturer: Longyan Zhenglin Machinery Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Date of Manufacture: Unknown.
Hazard: The decorative lighting strings are not constructed in compliance with UL's safety standard. These products may overheat, posing a risk of electric shock and fire.
Identification: The decorative lighting strings have a green cord and are packaged in a box labeled "Designer Series 50 Clear Lights."
On the product: The cord is provided with a tag with the following information:
Model No. ZL50
The cord also has a counterfeit UL holographic label containing the UL Mark with the following information:
Decorative Lighting String
Issue No. P8098
On the packaging: The packaging has the UL Mark and the following information:
For Indoor/Outdoor Use
What you should do: UL recommends that users stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.
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