January 13, 2006

Holiday Lights Recalled by Target Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

Name of Product: Mini Light and Chasing Light Sets

Units: About 861,000 sets

Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: These lights have undersized and exposed wires, which pose a risk of electric shock and fire hazards.

Description: The recall includes 50-count multi-color mini light sets, 100-count blue mini light sets, and 140-count chasing light sets. “Mini Light Set” or “Chasing Light Set” is written on the packaging. The 100-count light sets have UL number E254698 written on the tag attached to the light string. The 50-count light sets have UL number E182191. There is no UL number written on the chasing light set.

Sold at: Target Stores nationwide from September 2005 through December 2005 for $1.50 for the 50-count set; $2 for the 100-count set; and $10 for the 140-count chasing light set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the lights and return them to the nearest Target store for a Target Gift Card in the amount of a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers can contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm’s Web site at http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html/ref=in_do_globalFooter/602-7056899-9910240?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=1041388