Recall: 2012 PAPYRUS Signature Collection Tree
On 2012-12-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 2012 PAPYRUS Signature Collection Tree due to a potential respiratory or other infections hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2012 for about $54.
About 500 units are involved in this Schurman Retail Group christmas tree recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Holiday Lights & Decor, n.e.c. category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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Phone: (855) 730-7998
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What is the problem?
The presence of Aspergillus mold spores were discovered on the products, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or who have impaired immune systems.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled decorative tree is made of a metallic-looking resin and painted red with a gold base and raised gold and red embellishments. It stands 17-inches high and is packaged in a decorative box made of heavy paperstock, distressed painting finish and jeweled lid details. The UPC code, 9000165441, can be found on the back of the product's hangtag with the PAPYRUS logo or on a label on the bottom of the box.
Other PAPYRUS holiday ornaments and frames were also recalled.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1742
These items were sold new+ at PAPYRUS stores in the U.S. and Canada September 2012 to November 2012 for about $54.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately put the tree in a container return it and the decorative box to their nearest PAPYRUS or contact Schurman Retail Group for instructions on how to return the product.
Schurman Retail Group toll free at (855)730-7998 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.papyrusonline.com and click on Recalls for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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