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UL warns of potentially hazardous decorative lighting strings (Release 12PN-40)

October 15, 2012

Northbrook, IL, - October 15, 2012 - UL is notifying consumers, retailers and distributors that the decorative lighting string, identified below, may pose a fire and shock hazard.  The product does not comply with UL's safety requirements for the United States and is not eligible to bear the UL Mark.

Name of Product: Flicker Lights

Hazard: The product may overheat posing a risk of fire and/or electric shock.


On the product: The product bears an unauthorized UL Mark, and the following:

Labels on the Product:

Model KW5PN-10-A
120 V, 60 Hz, 0.0.083A, 10W, 0111 Made in China

Label on the Product

T-1,432 ISSUE NO. T-1,432

On the box:

Indoor and Outdoor
10 Lights Per Strand
Flickers Like Real Burning Candles
If One Or More Goes Out, Others Stay Lit

Label on the Box

9 ft. Lighted Length/10 ft Total Length
Amscan, Inc.,
Elmsford, NY

Photographs of the product:

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Sold at: Known to be sold at Party City and may have been sold at other retailers.