Fire hazard prompts artificial Christmas tree recall

December 26, 2012 2:51:40 PM PST
The trees were sold exclusively on QVC, and now more than 15,000 are posing an overheating and fire hazard.

The trees were distributed by GKI Bethlehem Lights of Taunton, Mass and sold by QVC from July 2011 through November 2011. The Christmas tree base can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves the 6.5 foot and 7.5 foot Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights. Model numbers H191953 and H191954 are included in this recall. The model number is on a label on the tree base and on the QVC box. "Bethlehem Lights" is on the box and the instruction sheets.

The costs were $320 for the 6.5-foot tree and $398 for the 7.5-foot tree.

QVC officials report there have been 30 cases of the tree base overheating, melting or smoking, but so far nobody has been hurt because of the problems.

If you have one, you should stop using the tree and contact QVC to receive a refund. QVC is contacting its customers directly by mail. You can also go online at this link for information about the Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree recall.


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