Faulty Christmas lights recalled > New Zealand

Faulty sets of Christmas lights have been pulled from retailers’ shelves as they pose a “significant risk” of causing an electric shock or fire.

The lights were sold nationally from September at branches of the $2 Shop, $1,2,3, Price Busters, Mitre 10, Pak’n Save Hastings and the Westport Fresh Choice supermarket.

Auckland distributor Manufacturers-Marketing Ltd says the lighting sets’ accessible wiring was inadequately insulated and could easily detach from the control box.