Recall: Bethlehem Lights Artificially Lit Christmas Trees
On 2012-12-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Bethlehem Lights Artificially Lit Christmas Trees due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2011 for about $320 to $398.
About 20,000 units are involved in this GKI / Bethlehem Lighting christmas tree recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th 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.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 248-1434
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What is the problem?
The Christmas tree base can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the 6.5 foot and 7.5 foot Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights. Model numbers H191953 and H191954 are included in this recall. The model number is on a label on the tree base and on the QVC box. "Bethlehem Lights" is on the box and the instruction sheets.
These items were sold new+ at QVC from July 2011 through November 2011 for $320 for the 6.5-foot tree and $398 for the 7.5-foot tree.
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 unplug and stop using the Christmas tree and contact QVC to receive a refund. QVC is contacting its customers directly by mail.
GKI Bethlehem Lights at (800)248-1434, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.gkilights.com, clicking on "Resources" and then click on "Recall Notice."
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
QVC has received 30 reports of the tree base overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries were reported.
+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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