The Family Dollar Stores recently announced the recall of about 280,000 decorative Mini Lights due to a fire and electrical shock risk.
The lights apparently do not meet the UL standard for that type of product, and as such they pose a fire and shock risk. Although there have been three reports of overheating, there were no reports of injuries or property damage.
The lights sold for about $8 at Family Dollar stores and were on the market between September 2011 and December 2011. Consumers who own a set should stop using it immediately and return the product for a full refund.