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Many Filipinos are very price conscious. They tend to choose and buy affordable or cheap items. But in choosing or buying  Christmas Lights, would you prefer to buy those very cheap ones but are prone to destroy much earlier or more worst, prone to fire?

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.
Consumers are encouraged to look for the brands of Christmas lights that have passed the required safety tests based on the Philippine National Standards (PNS) 189:2000 with the ICC numbers issued from 2008 to 2010.

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

COMPANYBRAND
Golden Hit CorporationGOLDEN 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 CenterNORTH STAR
P&J Multitrade Venture,Inc.ANDREW
Pinecrest EnterprisesGOLDCREST & 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 CenterNORTH STAR
Ikhea Lighting, Inc.GHC,
ET
Main Stream General Merchandise
MLA / LUCK DEAR
Wan Da Xin Trading Int’l, Inc.
MABUHAY STAR
Mighty Armour EnterprisesSTAR
Pacific Arrow EnterprisesGOOD / 7 STAR
Xing Long Import Enterprises
RAINBOW
Andalucia Trading Co. Inc
Price Mart
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.
 

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"DTI Alerts Buyers of Christmas Lights to Be Extra Careful" was written by Mary under the Philippine Government category. It has been read 4328 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 28 November 2010.
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Keziah Joyce Aquino [Entry]

Hello, I find this information helpful.
Thanks!