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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees
Hazard: The electrical components of the tree's light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Christmas tree and return it to Menards for a refund.
Consumer Contact: Seasonal Specialties at (800) 353-3116 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.seasonalspecialties.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Seasonal-Specialties-Recalls-Pre-lit-Christmas -Trees/
Units: About 1,800
Description: This recall involves the Twinkling Pine pre-lit artificial Christmas trees sold under the Enchanted Forrest brand. The Christmas trees are green and stand 7 ½ feet tall. They have 400 champagne-colored, slow-twinkling LED lights and a green metal stand. The recalled model number 287-1261 and UPC code 741895425478 are printed on the retail box and on a red tag attached to a tree branch.
Incidents/Injuries: Menards has received two reports of the tree's light strings overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries have been reported.
Sold exclusively at: Menards stores nationwide and online at www.menards.com from September 2013 through November 2013 for about $300.
Importer: Seasonal Specialties LLC, of Eden Prairie, Minn.
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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