The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) alerts consumers to be vigilant and to buy only Christmas lights that bear the Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) mark to ensure the quality and safe use of the product.
Here are the DTI recommendations to ensure quality and safe Christmas lights.
Do You Use Quality and Safe Christmas Lights in Your House?
To ensure the quality of your Christmas lights, you must consider the following:
1. WIRE: It's outside diameter size should be 1.5mm
2. PACKAGE: The following should be indicated in the package: name and address of the manufacturer / importer / distributor, brand name, rated voltage and wattage of the set, rated voltage and wattage of the lamps, the phrase "For Indoor Use Only", batch/lot number or bar code, standard used (PNS 189:2000), and the country of origin of the package.
3. ICC MARK STICKER:
This mark suggests that the product passes the DTI standards.
The DTI reminds consumers to buy only the following brands of Christmas lights that have passed the required safety tests of DTI-BPS:
DTI CERTIFIED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BRANDS
|Golden Hit Corporation||GOLDEN SEASONS / TWINKLE STAR|
|Great Home Makers Enterprises||LIGHTS AND SHINE / JOY OF LIGHTS|
THE JOY OF LIGHTS / LIGHTS & SHINE / HAWAII LIGHTS / CHRISTMAS STAR / YULETIDE FANTASY
|New Davao Davchi Trading Center||NORTH STAR|
|P&J Multitrade Venture,Inc.||ANDREW|
|Pinecrest Enterprises||GOLDCREST & PINECREST|
|Sheratone Industries, Inc.||FUJI BRIGHT & FUJI-LITE|
|Shining East Marketing Corp.||LIGHTS & SHINE / THE JOY OF LIGHTS / HAWAII LIGHTS / CHRISTMAS STAR / YULETIDE FANTASY / THE MAGIC OF LIGHTS / MILLENIUM LIGHTS / SUPER BRIGHT / SEASONS OF LIGHT|
|Filjie Trading International, Inc.||LUCKY STAR|
|Landlite Philippines Corp.||LANDLITE|
|New Davao Davchie Trading Center||NORTH STAR|
|Ikhea Lighting, Inc.||GHC,|
|Main Stream General Merchandise||MLA / LUCK DEAR|
Wan Da Xin Trading Int’l, Inc.
|Mighty Armour Enterprises||STAR|
|Pacific Arrow Enterprises||GOOD / 7 STAR|
Xing Long Import Enterprises
|Andalucia Trading Co. Inc|
|Wexford International Sales, Inc.||DIAMOND BRIGHT|
So when you buy Christmas lights, you already know what brands are safe. Just be cautious in everything you buy.