December 20, 2005
Release #06-059

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 547-0359, choose Option 1, then Ext. 5365


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


Picture of Recalled Tree Topper

Picture of Recalled Tree Topper