Australia/Canberra: Holstens Pty Ltd. recalls certain batch/lots of Outdoor Festoon/Bistro Lights due to suspected incorrect wiring and consequential electric shock hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/3Z1o30aIo4K
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Bistro Lights are subject to this recall:
- E14 fittings (purchases after 1 June 2016 only):
- Item L8830 240v string lights with 10 by E14 fittings – 6.5m (includes 1.5m power cord)
- Item L8833 240v string lights with 10 by E14 fittings – 5m (extensions only)
- E27 fittings:
- Item L2000 240v string lights with 10 by E27 fittings – 9m (includes 1.5m power cord)
- Item L2001 240v string lights with 10 by E27 fittings – 7.5m (extension only)
- Item L2005 240v string lights with 10 by E27 fittings – 11.5m (includes 1.5m power cord)
- Item L2006 240v string lights with 10 by E27 fittings – 10m (extension only)
==> No barcodes, UPCs, APNs, or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.
Please consult the photograph above for details of the Lights’ design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Bistro Lights are pictured on the Web site above.
According to the ACCC, some of the Edison fittings have been fitted with reverse polarity. If someone attempts to remove a globe while the power remains connected, and then touches the metal side of the globe fitting while it is still in contact with the holder, he or she may experience an electric shock.
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Bistro Lights, please do not use them. In particular, do not attempt to change the globes while the string of Bistro Lights is connected to the mains power. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.
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More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2017/15864
Recalls Direct RIN: 8478-2017
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Filed under: ACCC, Electric shock or electrocution, Home & Residential | Tagged: ACCC, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Bistro Lights, electric shock hazard, Holstens Pty Ltd., incorrect wiring hazard, injury hazard, String Lamps |