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Global X Limited Recalls For Living Brand Villa Solar Chandelier and Naturally Solar Brand Solar Gazebo Light

Starting date:
October 17, 2014
Posting date:
October 17, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-41807

Affected products

For Living brand Villa Solar Chandelier and Naturally Solar brand Solar Gazebo Light

Product description

This recall involves solar lights manufactured by Global X. The lights have a black metal top with crackle glass body and are used in areas where they can hang, such as in a gazebo. The lights are powered by a lithium-ion battery.

The following brands and models are included in the recall:
Store Brand Product Name Model Number UPC
Canadian Tire For Living Villa Solar Chandelier 0526878 842674061020
Costco Naturally Solar Solar Gazebo Light 454012 842674032211

Products included in the recall have a date code of 04-14 and 05-14. For example, the date code 04-14 represents the month and year of manufacture for April 2014. The date code is located on the bottom of the solar panel.

Hazard identified

The lithium-ion battery in the unit may overheat which poses a fire hazard.

Global X has received 25 reports of incidents related to the use of these products, some involving battery breakage, overheating, smoke and property damage. One injury has been reported, whereby the consumer burned their hands.

Health Canada received one report of a consumer that burned their hands.

Number sold

Global X distributed 1,400 lights to Canadian Tire and 13,392 lights to Costco. The number of lights sold to consumers is unknown.

Time period sold

The recalled solar lights were sold from April 2014 to August 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
ZhuHai Super Bright New Energy Limited
ZhuHai
CHINA
Distributor
Global X
Kowloon
CHINA

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What you should do

Customers should immediately stop using the recalled lights and return the product to the store where it was purchased, either Canadian Tire or Costco, for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Global X toll-free at 1-800-370-5156 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.