Christmas might be over, but if you’re like many people across the country, your house is still filled to bursting with holiday decorations. That means that a recall of such items will still affect you, and you should pay particular attention to such announcements now, as by the time you pull your decorations out for Christmas 2013, it will be easy to forget about the safety issue.
The Taunton, Massachusetts-based GKI Bethlehem Lights announced the recall, which pertains to Ready Shape Scottsdale Trees with Never Fail Lights. These artificial trees with lights included were only sold by QVC between July and November of last year. A six and a half and a seven and a half foot version are affected by the recall, with model numbers H191953 and H191954 included in the announcement. This adds up to a total of around 15,500 trees.
A fire risk is presented by these trees because there’s a chance that their base might overheat. No one has reported being injured by such an occurrence yet, but there have been 30 reports of the issue presenting itself and leading to high temperatures, smoking, or even melting.
To ensure safety, consumers are being asked to unplug the tree at once. They can get in touch with QVC to obtain a refund on the $320 to $398 item. QVC has also expressed their intention to get in touch with consumers directly.