DM Merchandising recalls mini string lights

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The bulbs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

DM Merchandising of Elmhurst, Ill., is recalling about 34,600 sets of Bunkhouse and Lotsa LITES! Connectable Mini String Lights.

The bulbs can overheat when the string lights are plugged directly into an outlet, presenting burn and fire hazards.

The firm has received three reports of the string lights overheating. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Bunkhouse and Lotsa LITES! Connectable Mini String Lights.

The recalled lights are a nine-foot strand of 20 LED clear bulbs with white light, for use with batteries and/or USB input.

They were sold in three different packages:

  • Everyday (SKU: BHSTL24)
  • Christmas (SKU: XSTL24) and
  • Halloween (SKU: HSTL24)

The SKU number can be found on the back of the packaging.

The string lights, manufactured in China, were sold at gift stores and boutiques nationwide and online from August through September 2023, for between $10 and $13.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled string lights and contact DM Merchandising for a full refund and information on how to take part in this recall.

DM Merchandising is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact DM Merchandising at (800) 548-6784 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at; or online at for more information.

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