As recently reported by the Associated Press, a recall order has been issued for “about 2.3 million Christmas light sets, imported by Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., because the wires can separate from the plugs or light sockets, which poses as an electric shock and fire hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission received one report of a person receiving a minor shock after touching a light string. Hobby Lobby received one report of melting wires.
The following light sets are included in the recall: 100 Count Indoor/Outdoor Super Bright Mini Light Set; 50 Count Classic Colors Indoor Super Bright Mini Light Set; 150 Count Indoor/Outdoor Ribbon Style Net Light Set; 100 Count Indoor/Outdoor Miniature Trunk Net Lights Set and 300 Count Indoor/Outdoor Hang-Straight Icicle Light Set. All colors for each set are being recalled. The recalled light sets have either E-214285, E-124315 or E-65692 printed on the upper left side of the white tags attached to the wire.
Hobby Lobby stores nationwide sold the lights from June 2006 through early December 2006. Consumers should return the lights to a Hobby Lobby store to receive a Hobby Lobby exchange card. For more information, contact the company at 800-326-7931 or visit http://www.hobbylobby.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.”