August 9, 2012 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Family Dollar Services, Inc., issued a recall of a product called, “200 Mini Lights.” The set of lights is below the UL standard for such products and creates various electrical hazards for consumers. The lights can shock consumers or overheat and start a fire, causing injury and property damage. Luckily, no one has been injured by this defective product, but several reports of overheating have been received.
The defective lights were sold for $8 between September 2011 and December 2011 at Family Dollar stores nationwide. About 280,000 boxes were sold. The lights were packaged in a red box that had “200 Mini Lights” and “Multi Lights, Green Wire” printed on it. The identifying numbers SKU #2211428 and UPC #049696720465 are on the back of the box. The lights can also be identified by a tag on the cord, which is printed with the UL listing # E346525 and Model # F0L200A4S. Consumers have been advised to cease using the lights immediately and return them to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
If you sustained injuries or property damage from the defective product in West Virginia, you may be able to hold the manufacturer, designer, retail store, or any other party involved with the making or distribution of the product. You should seek help from a defective product lawyer immediately to determine what kind of legal options are available for you. Contact the Miley Legal Group for a free consultation at 888-436-0859.