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Safety Alert

Big Lots Recalls Holiday Pathway Lights Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

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: Holiday Light Bulb Sets

Hazard: The lights use plated steel conductors and have a plastic coating and components that are not flame retardant, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Big Lots, toll free at (866) 244-5687 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.biglots.com, then click on Recalls under Big Lots Corporate at the bottom of the page.

Units: About 29,500

Description: The recalled 10-piece light sets are used to illuminate pathways during the Christmas holiday season. The sets contain ten 11-inch tall light stakes with a 5-inch colored bulb on each. The stakes are connected by a 15-foot long cord. "Holiday Light Bulbs" and "10-Piece Set" appear on the top and two long sides of the packaging. "J.S.N.Y. # 4482" and the Universal Product Code (UPC) 0-84358-04482-4 appear on the bottom of the packaging. Two labels are attached to the lighting string. The UL symbol, "Decorative Lighting String, T-4, 192 Issue No. T-192," "A411458D1" and "For Indoor and Outdoor Use" appear on one label. "E326856," "Model No.DS-10L/1F(0.08)" and "MADE IN CHINA" are on the other label.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lights and return them to a Big Lots store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from October 2012 to January 2013 for about $10.

Importer: Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio

Manufactured in: China