Pre-lit Christmas trees recalled for fire hazard
About 1,800 families may need to get a new Christmas tree to avoid a possible fire hazard in their homes.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, working with Menards, is recalling pre-lit Christmas trees because the tree's light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Christmas tree and return it to Menards for a refund.
Menards has received two reports of the tree's light strings overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the Twinkling Pine pre-lit artificial Christmas trees sold under the Enchanted Forest brand and was sold exclusively at Menards. Menards has received two reports of the tree's light strings overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries have been reported.
If you'd like to check your tree, here is more information about the product: 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.
They were sold at Menards stores nationwide and online at www.menards.com from September 2013 through November 2013 for about $300.
If you have further questions here is come contact information: 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.