Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Christmas Lights Recalled by Pepe Ganga Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: 100 Musical Lights

Hazard: The light string can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Pepe Ganga Corp. toll-free at (855) 751-4532 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AST (Atlantic Standard Time, Tiempo Estándar del Atlántico) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at mail@pepegangapr.com.

Units: About 500

Description: This recall involves 100-bulb musical Christmas multi-colored lights. The light sets twinkle as eight Christmas carols play. Model number 31411 is printed on the back of the package on the bottom right side of the UPC label. "100 Musical Lights" is printed on the front of the white cardboard packaging. The model number, voltage and "Made in China" are printed on a label affixed to the light string.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Christmas lights and return them to any Pepe Ganga store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Pepe Ganga and Compra De To stores in Puerto Rico from December 2011 to October 2012 for about $8.

Retailer: Pepe Ganga Corp., of San Juan, PR

Manufactured in: China