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Safety Alert

Hayneedle Recalls Fiber Optic Lighted Christmas Trees Made by East-West Basics Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Artificial Christmas trees

Hazard: The motor that turns the color disc can overheat, posing the risk of a fire.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Hayneedle Inc. toll-free at (888) 880-4884 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.hayneedle.com, then click on Recall for more information.

Units: About 220

Description: This recall involves 7-foot tall artificial Christmas trees lighted by optical fibers in the branches. The trees have a base that contains a 60-watt light and a motor that rotates a multi-colored disc that makes the optic fibers in the trees change colors. Recalled trees are white with a silver base and green with a black base.

Incidents/Injuries: Hayneedle has received 20 reports of incidents of smoke and a burning smell coming from the motor. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled Christmas trees and contact Hayneedle for a full refund. Hayneedle is contacting consumers directly.

Sold at: Hayneedle.com from August 2014 to December 2014 for about $100.

Importer: East-West Basics, of Hong Kong

Distributor: Hayneedle Inc., of Omaha, Neb.

Manufactured in: China