The recall involves Moonrays® globe and winter-themed snow globe stake lights. The lawn-and-garden decorations are plastic globes mounted on a metal stake that can be inserted into the ground.
Water and antifreeze allows glitter inside the globe to float. The winter-themed light stake is framed by a snowman, Christmas Tree, Santa Claus or reindeer. The solar-powered lights also contain LED bulbs.
There have been 9 reports of heat-related property damage to grass, deck posts or house siding. No injuries were reported, but the problem poses a fire hazard, according to the manufacturer:
Light refraction through the stake lights can singe or melt items in contact with or in the immediate proximity, posing a fire hazard.”
The products were sold by Moonrays, home improvement stores, and hardware stores from August 2016 through March 2017 for about $20.
The recall involves about 8,700 products were sold in the U.S. and another 10,000 products were sold in Canada by Southwire Company LLC, of Carrollton, Ga., and Southwire Canada Company of Ontario.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled stake lights and contact Southwire to return the product for a refund. For more information, consumers can call Southwire toll-free at 888-847-8709 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.