Lawn and Garden Light Decorations Recalled by Southwire Due to Fire Risk
Light refraction through the stake lights can singe or melt items, posing a fire hazard
A fire risk has prompted Southwire to recall around 8,700 Moonrays mystic globe and snow globe stake lights.
Light refraction through the stake lights can singe or melt items in contact with or in the immediate proximity. This could potentially lead to a fire.
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 stakes are framed by a snowman, a Christmas tree, a Santa Claus, or a reindeer. The solar powered lights also contain LED bulbs that run on AA NI-cd or AA-NI-Mh rechargeable batteries.
The recalled lights were sold at Moonrays and home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online from August 2016 through March 2017 for about $20.
To date, Southwire says that it 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.
What should consumers do?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stake lights and contact Southwire to return the product for a full refund.
Consumers with additional questions about this recall can contact Southwire toll-free at (888) 847-8709.