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#148555 - 01/27/06 06:20 PM UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Decorative Lighting Strings
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UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Decorative Lighting Strings
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., - January 23, 2006 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that the two sets of decorative lighting strings identified below may pose a shock or fire hazard.

Name of product: Decorative Lighting Strings

Model Number // Company Name

ZG1002 // Zhejiang Zhuguang Electric Group Linhai Festival Lanterns Corporation

CGD-100/2F // Cheung Hing Decorative Lights Company. Ltd.


Units: Unknown quantity

Manufacturer: Zhejiang Zhuguang Electric Group, Linhai Festival Lanterns Corp., Donggeheng Town, Xiajie Village, Linhai, Zhejiang 317005 China;
Cheung Hing Decorative Lights Co. Ltd., Room 1212, 12th Floor, Blk. B, Hunghom Commercial Centre, 37 Ma Tau Wai Rd. Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hazard: These products have features that do not comply with UL's applicable safety standard which may result in overheating or exposure of live parts. This poses a risk of electric shock and fire hazard to users of the products.

Date of manufacture: Unknown

Identification: Two marking tags are attached to the decorative lighting strings near the plug. One tag is holographic and includes the UL Mark. The other tag is white and includes a CAUTION marking, the model number, UL file number and electrical ratings. The model numbers and UL file numbers are:

Model Number // Company Name

ZG1002 // E167352

CGD-100/2F // E216945

What you should do: UL recommends that users stop using the products immediately and return them to the place of purchase.
UL Notice: http://www.ul.com/media/newsrel/nr012306.html

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