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Seasonal Specialties Recalls Pre-lit Christmas Trees Due to Fire, Burn and Shock Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Menards

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 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.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: 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.

Units: About 1,800 yards

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 www.menards.com from September 2013 through November 2013 for about $300.

Importer: Seasonal Specialties LLC, of Eden Prairie, Minn.

Manufactured in: China