FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2005
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359, choose Option 1, then Ext. 5365
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Family Dollar Stores Announce Recall of Spinning Star Christmas Tree Topper
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Spinning Star Christmas Tree Topper
Units: About 13,000
Importer: Family Dollar Stores, of Charlotte, N.C.
Hazard: The tree topper can melt or smoke near the on/off switch, which could pose a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Family Dollar has received eight reports of the tree topper melting or smoking. There are no reports of fires, injuries or property damage.
Description: The recalled tree topper is a plastic star with a gold or silver metallic finish. The center of the tree topper is clear plastic center with a spinning disk with lights. "X'mas L.E.D. Spinning Tree Top" is written on the box.
Sold at: Family Dollar Stores nationwide from September 2005 through December 2005 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the spinning star tree topper and return it to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar toll-free at (800) 547-0359, choose Option 1, then Ext. 5365, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.familydollar.com
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