Better Late than Never: Company Recalls Christmas Tree for Burning Motor
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February 19, 2015

It's better late than never for this Christmas-related recall.

Hayneedle Inc. is recalling about 220 artificial Christmas trees following 20 reports of smoke and burning smells coming from the motor that turns the colored disc.

The trees were manufacturered by East-West Basics of Hong Kong. The trees were manufactured in China.

This recall involves 7-foot tall artificial Christmas trees lighted by optical fibers in the branches. The trees have a base that contains a 60-watt light and a motor that rotates a multi-colored disc that makes the optic fibers in the trees change colors.

Recalled trees are white with a silver base and green with a black base.

It was sold exclusively at the Hayneedle website from 9/1/14 through 12/2/14 and sold for about $100 each.

If you haven't gotten around to taking down your tree, Hayneedle asks that you unplug it and contact the company for a full refund.

Hayneedle Inc. can be contacted at (888) 880-4884.