Health Canada is warning consumers of defects with some seasonal lights that may pose potential safety risks:
- Health Canada warns of potential safety hazards with some seasonal lights
- ALERT: All seasonal lights manufactured by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns sold across Canada may pose serious safety risk
- All seasonal lights made by Taizhou Hongpeng Colour Lanterns Co., Ltd. or Ningbo EGO International Co. Ltd. recalled by various Canadian importers
Health Canada initiated a national sampling and evaluation project to test seasonal lights due to a number of incident reports received by the department. Testing by Health Canada has shown hazards in several products including overheating, as well as the risk of fire and electric shock.
BC Safety Authority recently shared holiday lighting safety tips to remind British Columbians of how to keep safe during the holidays.
Read the Health Canada alert to see a list of products and their related hazards.