Product Recall – Seasonal Specialties Recalls Pre-lit Christmas Trees Due to Fire, Burn and Shock Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Menards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.
Consumer Contact: Seasonal Specialties at (800) 353-3116 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit seasonalspecialties.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
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.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Christmas tree and return it to Menards for a refund.
Sold exclusively at: Menards stores nationwide and online at menards.com from September 2013 through November 2013 for about $300.
Importer: Seasonal Specialties LLC, of Eden Prairie, Minn.