|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2005
|Cracker Barrel Recall Hotline: (888) 296-2721
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: Miniature Musical Bells Christmas Trees
Units: About 3,700
Manufacturer: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® of Lebanon, Tenn.
Hazard: The tree could overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Two overheating incidents resulted in trees melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: These battery-operated Miniature Musical Bells Christmas Trees have the item number 233010. The tree is about 18-inches high and 8-inches wide with three tiers of bells and a lighted star at the top. Each tree has "Made in China" embossed on the bottom. The trees use eight "AA" 1.5-volt batteries.
Manufactured in: China
Sold at: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations nationwide from August 2005 through September 2005 for $19.99.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these trees immediately and contact Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® for instructions on receiving a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at (888) 296-2721 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.crackerbarrel.com
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