Canadian Tire issues massive recall of Christmas lights
For the second time this month, a recall has been issued involving Christmas lights sold by Canadian Tire stores.
Canadian Tire issued a recall for approximately 861,750 units of “Holiday Collection Christmas Lights” which were sold across the country between August and December of this year.
The Christmas lights, which were made in China by Zhejiang Kaifu Lamp Co., Ltd., were determined to “pose a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers” after they were tested by Health Canada.
“We take tremendous pride in sourcing quality products for Canadians and we’ve been let down by two factories that have manufactured products that do not meet our safety standards. We will obviously address these failures with the factories, but in the meantime we’re asking Canadians to return the identified products,” said Allan MacDonald, Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Tire said in a statement.
One customer has reported a minor electric shock to Health Canada related to the lights.
It’s recommended people who have purchased the lights should immediately stop using them and return them to Canadian Tire for a refund.
The following is a list of the products currently affected by the recall.
|Indoor Mini End-to-End Christmas Lights, Clear, 50 Lights||051-2339|
|Indoor Mini End-to-End Christmas Lights, Clear, 200 Lights||051-2358|
|Indoor Mini End-to-End Christmas Lights, Assorted, 100 Lights||051-2382|
|Indoor Mini End-to-End Christmas Lights, Clear, 100 Lights||051-2392|
|Indoor Mini Christmas lights, White/Clear, 100-Lights||051-2395|
|Indoor Mini Christmas Lights, White/Clear, 100 Lights||051-2414|
|Indoor Random Twinkle Christmas Lights, 50 Lights||051-2437|
|Indoor Cone-Shaped Net Christmas Lights, Clear, 250 Lights||051-0456|
|Outdoor Mini Net, 100 Lights||051-2515|
|Outdoor Clear End to End Connectivity, 100 Lights||051-2516|
|Clear Outdoor Mini Lights, 200 Lights||051-2517|
|Multi-Colour Outdoor Mini Lights, 200 Lights||051-2519|
|Outdoor End to End Connectivity, 50 Lights||051-2564|
|Outdoor Christmas Lights, Red, 100 Lights||051-2600|
|Outdoor Christmas Lights, Blue, 100 Lights||051-2602|
|Deluxe Swag, White Wire, Clear, 100 Lights||051-2611|
|Star Set Outdoor, 100 Lights||051-2620|
|Outdoor White Wire, Clear, 150 Ribbon Lights||051-2628|
|Outdoor 9′ Garland-Style Clear Colour, 200 Lights||051-2635|
|Outdoor 9′ Garland-Style Multi-Colour, 200 Lights||051-2636|
|Assorted 18″ Light Sculptures||051-2800|
|Outdoor Light Wheel Clear, 400 Lights||051-2945|
|Outdoor Candy Cane, 50 Lights||051-6303|
|Candy Cane Stake 28″ Outdoor/Illuminated||051-7936|
|28 Inch Candy Cane 3 Pack||151-3356|
|Outdoor LED 100 C6 Warm White||151-3629|
|Outdoor LED 100 C6 Multi-Colour||151-3630|
|Outdoor LED 35 Mini Warm White||151-3631|
|Outdoor LED 35 Mini Multi-Colour||151-3632|
|Outdoor LED 100 Mini Warm White||151-3633|
|Outdoor LED 100 Mini Multi-Colour||151-3634|
|Outdoor LED 35 C6 Warm White||151-3759|
|Outdoor LED 35 C6 Multi-Colour||151-3760|
Correction (Dec. 24): This article has been updated to show the recall was the second of December, not the third as originally stated.
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