WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2001 --CO2UCH is voluntarily recalling about 27,300 rope lights with controller boxes. The rope light controller, which allows consumers to choose the type of light motion, such as flash or chase, can short circuit. This poses shock, fire and burn hazards to consumers.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
CO2UCH has received six reports of the controller
sparking. One consumer received an electrical burn that blistered the
are lights inside a plastic cord used for decorative lighting. The
lights are 9 feet long with a white electrical cord. The controller box
has the following identifying information imprinted on one side "CHENG
TUNG, MODEL CT-028" The other side of the controller is shaped to look
like a bear or dog wearing a bow tie. The animal's feet are the control
The lights were sold in a blue box, labeled in part, "ROPE
LIGHTS, 9 FT. OF TWINKLE FUN, CO2UCH, MADE IN CHINA" Gift stores and
catalogs sold the lights nationwide from August 2000 through October
2000 for between $20 and $24. The lights also were given as prizes by
fundraising organizations during this period.
Consumers should stop using these rope lights immediately, and call CO2UCH
toll-free at (877) 652-4087 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through
Friday to receive information about obtaining a full refund or credit.
Rope Lights Recalled by CO2UCH
Rope Lights Recalled by CO2UCH...