Power Adapter on Artificial Christmas Trees Could Overheat and Catch Fire
The recalled Christmas trees come in 18-inch and 31-inch sizes
Melville Direct has issued a recall for 1,700 artificial Christmas trees. The AC power adapter on the affected trees could overheat, presenting a fire hazard.
Recalled Product Details
This recall involves Bits and Pieces Fiber Optic indoor plug-in Christmas trees. The full foliage branches on the trees have fiber optic light strands that change color. Each tree comes with an AC power adapter that is attached to the gold colored base. The power adapter plugs into a standard household outlet.
The recalled Christmas trees come in 18-inch (item number 43560) and 31-inch (item number 43559) sizes. The item number can be found on the UPC barcode label on the box.
Where were they sold?
The fiber optic trees were sold through the Bits and Pieces mail order catalog and online at bitsandpieces.com from October 2017 through December 2017 for about $50.
There have been 449 reports of the AC power adapter overheating. One injury related to this recall has been reported, to date.
Consumers should immediately unplug the power adapter from the Christmas tree and contact Melville Direct for a full refund.
What should consumers do?
Consumers with any questions or concerns about this recall should contact Melville toll-free at (866) 503-6395.