It may only be July, but Big Lots is recalling 29,500 Holiday Light Bulb Sets. The lights use plated steel conductors and have a plastic coating and components that are not flame retardant, posing a fire hazard.
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, the phrases '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.
The recalled light sets were sold at Big Lots stores nationwide from October 2012 to January 2013.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lights and return them to a Big Lots store for a full refund.
For more information on this recall, contact Big Lots toll free at 866-244-5687.