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A recall notice issued recently by Health Canada reports that holiday lights (including Halloween and Christmas) manufactured by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns or Ningbo EGO International Co. Ltd.

A recall notice issued recently by Health Canada reports that holiday lights (including Halloween and Christmas) manufactured by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns or Ningbo EGO International Co. Ltd. have been recalled due to potential hazards, including overheating, and the risk of fire and electric shock.

The lights in question have been distributed nationally through several retail chains under a variety of brand names, but should all bear CSA file numbers 241989 and 263917.

This most recent recall is in addition to a number of previous recall notices which outlined specific light brands and retail outlets, including Micheals, Wal-Mart, Dollarama, Shoppers Drug Mart and others.

Scott Hayley, Canadian Tire general manager, told SooToday that the recall had a minor impact on the store’s current Christmas light selection.

He was happy to report that his Great Northern Road location has plenty of unaffected inventory to choose from.

While product recalls are very common, a recall of this size is somewhat out of the ordinary, he said.

Below is a list of product brands and associated retail distributors outlined in the most recent Health Canada recall notice.

An update will be issued if and when additional affected brands and retailers are identified.

Life at Home Indoor M5 Multicolour LED Lights (Set of 70)
Overheating and fire hazard
Loblaw Companies Ltd
2015-11-12

Christmas Light 50 Miniature Straight Line Indoor Light Set
Overheating and fire hazard.
Dollarama
2015-11-13

Halloween 25 Miniature Straight Line Outdoor Light Set
Electric shock hazard.
Dollarama
2015-11-13

Holiday Time 100 count Indoor Mini Light Set
Overheating and fire hazard.
Wal-Mart Canada Corp
2015-11-19

Holiday Time Multi-Colour 100 LED C6 Light Set
Overheating and fire hazard.
Wal-Mart Canada Corp
2015-11-19

MAGI Decor brand white indoor string lights - 100 miniature lights
Fire and electric shock hazard.
Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
2015-11-20

CELEBRATE IT™ Christmas Basic Lights 100 Clear Indoor/ Outdoor Light Set
Overheating and fire hazard.
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
2015-11-24

CELEBRATE IT™ Bright Tidings 50 LED Indoor/Outdoor Light Set
Overheating and fire hazard.
The Michaels Companies, Inc.
2015-11-24

Danson Decor recalls Danson Decor 100 count Indoor Mini Light Sets
Overheating and fire hazard.
Danson Decor Inc.
2015-11-25

Expanded Recall: Various Life at Home®brand seasonal lights
Electric shock, overheating and/or fire hazard.
Loblaw Companies Ltd.
2015-11-25

Various seasonal light and mini light sets
Electric shock, overheating and/or fire hazard.
Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix
2015-11-27

All seasonal lights bearing the CSA certification mark file number 241989 or 263917
Electric shock, overheating and/or fire hazard.
Various across Canada
2015-11-28

According to a recall notice issued by Health Canada:

    •    Consumers should check all seasonal lights and their Manufacturer’s Product Identification label for the CSA file numbers 241989 and 263917. The Manufacturer’s Product Identification label is typically attached to one end of a string of lights. If your lights have either of these numbers you should stop using these products immediately. Affected products cannot be identified solely by product or brand names.
    •    Consumers are encouraged to return these specific products to the place where they were purchased. If there is a recall notice for your specific product, you should follow the directions in the notice.
    •    Consumers are encouraged to check the Recall and Safety Alerts Database on the Healthy Canadians website on a regular basis or subscribe to receive health and safety alerts from the Department via email, RSS feed or Twitter.

Canadians are encouraged to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of any consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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