Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Nantucket Distributing Recalls Pre-Lit Christmas Trees 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: Pre-Lit Globe Light Christmas trees

Hazard: The fuse on the product can overheat and blow, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at 888-287-3232 any time or by email at bargains@christmastreeshops.com for more information.

Units: About 600

Description: This recall involves pre-lit artificial Christmas trees. The artificial Colorado Spruce trees are green and measure about 61/2 feet tall. The trees contain five multi-colored incandescent and globe light strands. The SKU/UPC is 31738736. The SKU/UPC is located on the price tag affixed to the product packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of exposed wires and seven reports of blown fuses on display trees in stores. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pre-lit Christmas trees. The firm has contacted all known purchasers of the recalled product and all trees sold to consumers have been returned for a full refund.

Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops, Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, and andThat! stores from October 2016 through November 2016 for about $150.

Manufacturer: Baozhaolai Metal Manufactory (Huizhou Co. Ltd.), of Guangdong, China.

Importer: Nantucket Distributing Co. LLC, of Middleboro, Mass.

Manufactured in: China