SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories

February 29, 2008 11:00 ET

UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Holiday Decorative Outfits

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - February 29, 2008) - Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is notifying consumers and retailers that lighted Christmas decorative outfits manufactured by Dongguan Beauty Star Lights Company do not comply with UL's safety requirements and may pose a risk of shock or fire.

Units: Unknown quantity

Date of Manufacture: November 2007 to present

Manufacturer: Dongguan Beauty Star Lights Co. Ltd.

Hazard: These products may overheat, creating a potential risk of electric shock and fire to users.

Identification: The outfit is a lighted nativity scene consisting of a decorative lighting string and metal frame with plastic housing.

On the product:

The cord has a tag with the following information:

E310510
Model No. B3-005

The cord also has a UL holographic label consisting of the UL Mark and the following information:

Decorative Outfit
Issue No. 52,192
For Indoor and Outdoor Use

On the packaging:

The packaging displays the UL Listing Mark and the following information:

Brite Star
48" Nativity Lighted Sign
For Indoor/Outdoor Use

Please click the following link to view photos of the product. http://www.ul.com/newsroom/newsrel/nr022908b.html

What you should do: UL recommends consumers stop using the product immediately and return it to the place of purchase.

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