Bethlehem Lights Recalls Christmas Trees Sold Exclusively by QVC Due to Fire Hazard

The artificially lit Christmas tree base can overheat.

Recall date: December 26, 2012
Recall number: 13-714
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  • The foot pedal on the Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights base can overheat

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    The foot pedal on the Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights base can overheat

  • Bethlehem Lights Scottsdale Christmas Tree

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    Bethlehem Lights Scottsdale Christmas Tree

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Artificially Lit Christmas Trees

Hazard:

The Christmas tree base can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

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.”

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Recall Details

Units

About 15,500

Description

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.

Incidents/Injuries

QVC has received 30 reports of the tree base overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries were reported.

Remedy

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.

Sold exclusively at

QVC from July 2011 through November 2011 for $320 for the 6.5-foot tree and $398 for the 7.5-foot tree.

Distributor

GKI Bethlehem Lights of Taunton, Mass.

Retailer

QVC of West Chester, Pa. 

Manufactured in

China

  • The foot pedal on the Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights base can overheat

  • Bethlehem Lights Scottsdale Christmas Tree