December 23, 2015 7:14 pm
Updated: December 27, 2015 10:31 am

Canadian Tire issues massive recall of Christmas lights

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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.

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“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.

Previous recalls of lights sold by Canadian Tire were issued on Dec. 1st, and a week later on Dec. 7th.

The following is a list of the products currently affected by the recall.

Indoor Mini End-to-End Christmas Lights, Clear, 50 Lights051-2339
Indoor Mini End-to-End Christmas Lights, Clear, 200 Lights051-2358
Indoor Mini End-to-End Christmas Lights, Assorted, 100 Lights051-2382
Indoor Mini End-to-End Christmas Lights, Clear, 100 Lights051-2392
Indoor Mini Christmas lights, White/Clear, 100-Lights051-2395
Indoor Mini Christmas Lights, White/Clear, 100 Lights051-2414
Indoor Random Twinkle Christmas Lights, 50 Lights051-2437
Indoor Cone-Shaped Net Christmas Lights, Clear, 250 Lights051-0456
Outdoor Mini Net, 100 Lights051-2515
Outdoor Clear End to End Connectivity, 100 Lights051-2516
Clear Outdoor Mini Lights, 200 Lights051-2517
Multi-Colour Outdoor Mini Lights, 200 Lights051-2519
Outdoor End to End Connectivity, 50 Lights051-2564
Outdoor Christmas Lights, Red, 100 Lights051-2600
Outdoor Christmas Lights, Blue, 100 Lights051-2602
Deluxe Swag, White Wire, Clear, 100 Lights051-2611
Star Set Outdoor, 100 Lights051-2620
Outdoor White Wire, Clear, 150 Ribbon Lights051-2628
Outdoor 9′ Garland-Style Clear Colour, 200 Lights051-2635
Outdoor 9′ Garland-Style Multi-Colour, 200 Lights051-2636
Assorted 18″ Light Sculptures051-2800
Outdoor Light Wheel Clear, 400 Lights051-2945
Outdoor Candy Cane, 50 Lights051-6303
Candy Cane Stake 28″ Outdoor/Illuminated051-7936
28 Inch Candy Cane 3 Pack151-3356
Outdoor LED 100 C6 Warm White151-3629
Outdoor LED 100 C6 Multi-Colour151-3630
Outdoor LED 35 Mini Warm White151-3631
Outdoor LED 35 Mini Multi-Colour151-3632
Outdoor LED 100 Mini Warm White151-3633
Outdoor LED 100 Mini Multi-Colour151-3634
Outdoor LED 35 C6 Warm White151-3759
Outdoor LED 35 C6 Multi-Colour151-3760

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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