NORTHBROOK, Ill., - December 5, 2005 - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that decorative lighting strings manufactured by Dongguan Waylite Electric Appliance Co. Ltd. may pose a shock or fire hazard.
Name of Product: Mini Light Sets, Models WL or WLC followed by -10, -15, -20, -30, -35, -40, -43, -50, ,-70, -80, -100, -105, -120, -140, -150, -160, -175, -200, -250 or -300, followed by /1C, /2C, /3C, /4C, /5C, /1CA, /2CA, /3CA, /4CA, /5CA or /6CA.
Units: At least 2 million.
Manufacturer: Dongguan Waylite Electric Appliance Co., Ltd., Yuan Jiang Yuan Management District, Changping, Dongguan, Guangdong, 523566 CHINA
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.
On the product: The end of the decorative light string includes a tag with the marking "E254698" and one of the model numbers as identified above.
What you should do: UL recommends that users stop using the products immediately and return them to the place of purchase.