Recall Reminder: Artificially Lit Christmas Trees Sold by QVC Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Reminder: Artificially Lit Christmas Trees Sold by QVC Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
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December 01, 2014

GKI Bethlehem Lights issued a recall affecting approximately 15,500 artificially lit Christmas trees sold exclusively by QVC. The base of the recalled Christmas trees can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

At last check, QVC had received 30 reports of the tree base overheating, melting or smoking.

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 the recall. The model number can be found on a label on the tree base and on the QVC box. 'Bethlehem Lights' is printed on the box, as well as on the instruction sheets.

The artificially lit Christmas trees affected by this recall were sold by QVC from July 2011 through November 2011 for between $320 and $398.

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled Christmas tree and contact QVC to receive a full refund.

For further details on his recall, contact GKI Bethlehem Lights toll-free at 800-248-1434.

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