December 23, 1998


Release # 99-042


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich., is conducting a voluntary recall of about 132,000 electric angel tree-top ornaments. The fabric used in making these ornaments is flammable, posing a fire hazard.

CPSC is aware of two incidents where plastic on these angel ornaments melted from the heat of the bulbs.

These tree-top angel ornaments are about 10 inches high, have gowns that are white, gold, silver or a combination of these colors, and have lights attached to each wrist and at its base. "Made in China for Kmart Corporation, Troy, Michigan 48084," and "CODE: 0-377728- 118 are printed on a label attached to the unit's power cord, along with an Underwriters Laboratories label.

Kmart stores nationwide sold the angel ornaments from September 1998 to December 1998 for about $11.

Consumers should immediately stop using these ornaments and return them to Kmart for a refund. For further information about this recall, contact CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 anytime.

Angel Tree-Top Ornament