Public warned of fake, unmarked Christmas lights

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) warned consumers Wednesday of the dangers of patronizing fake and unmarked Christmas lights.

DTI Regional Director Blesila Lantayona said consumers run the risk of fire accidents and even electrocution when buying unmarked Christmas lights.
The DTI advised the public to buy Christmas lights that bear the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) mark to ensure a hazard-free holiday festivity.

“Only those sets of Christmas lights with the ICC mark sticker have passed DTI’s mandatory safety tests, thus, these products are safe and reliable to use,” said DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo.

The Trade department regulates the sale of Christmas lights in the local market to protect consumers from the hazards posed by substandard products.

Under the DTI-Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) Product Certification Scheme that is based on the Department Administrative Order 05:2008, all importers of Christmas lights shall secure an ICC certificate, prior to the sale and distribution of their products in the local market.

Only those whose products have successfully complied with the requirements based on the Philippine National Standard on Christmas lights (PNS 189:2000) are appropriately issued with the ICC certificate and are allowed to affix the ICC stickers on their products or product packages.

“The ICC mark is in sticker form and comes with a unique serial number. Those sets of Christmas lights with pre-printed ICC mark on its package are definitely uncertified and did not undergo proper tests and inspections of the Department,” the DTI said.

DTI Consumer Welfare Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya said other import labels that consumers should check on the package of Christmas lights are the manufacturer’s, supplier’s, distributor’s names, address and trademark or brand, rated voltage and rated wattage of the set; rated voltage and rated wattage of the lamp; the words, “For indoor use only;” the number of this standard (PNS 189:2000); and the batch/lot number or bar code.”

“The proper use of the product is very important to ensure that it performs as expected. Thus, consumers are urged to carefully read the instructions before installing the product to prevent untoward incidents,” Domingo said. (Ian Ocampo Flora)

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