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Safety Alert

Southwire Recalls Globe and Snow Globe Stake Lights Due to Fire Hazard

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: Moonrays mystic globe and snow globe stake lights

Hazard: Light refraction through the stake lights can singe or melt items in contact with or in the immediate proximity, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Southwire toll-free at 888-847-8709 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, online at www.southwire.com, www.southwire.ca or www.moonrays.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

Units: About 8,700 (in addition, about 10,000 units were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Moonrays brand large mystic globe and winter-themed snow globe stake lights. The lawn and garden decorations are plastic globes mounted on a metal stake that can be inserted into the ground. Water and antifreeze allows glitter inside the globe to float. The winter-themed light stake is framed by a snowman, Christmas Tree, Santa Claus or reindeer. The solar powered lights also contain LED bulbs that run on AA NI-cd or AA-NI-Mh rechargeable batteries.

Incidents/Injuries: Southwire has received nine reports of incidents including heat-related damage to nearby property such as grass, deck posts and house siding. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stake lights and contact Southwire to return the product for a refund.

Sold At: Moonrays and home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online from August 2016 through March 2017 for about $20.

Importer: Southwire Company LLC, of Carrollton, Ga., and Southwire Canada Company of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Distributor: Southwire Company LLC, of Carrollton, Ga., and Southwire Canada Company of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Manufactured In: China