April 24, 2007
Alert #07-542

 

iObjectSolutions Inc. Recalls Pre-Lit Palm Trees Due to Shock, Fire Hazards

 

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Pre-Lit Palm Trees

Units: About 1,200

Importer: iObjectSolutions Inc., of Cumming, Ga.

Hazard: If the electrical connectors are not fully inserted, they can overheat and pose electric shock and fire hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been four reports of connectors overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: The recall involves four sizes of pre-lit Palm trees. There is a 7-foot Lighted Palm and a 7-foot Lighted Palm Tree with Coconuts, a 5-foot Lighted Palm Tree with Coconuts, a 4.5-foot Lighted Palm Tree, and a 2.5-foot Lighted Palm Tree. These palm trees are lit by rope lights. The tree trunks have golden-colored rope wrapped in a spiral. The palm leaves are lined along the edge with green rope lights.

Sold by: Christmas Lights Etc.'s Web site from August 2006 through March 2007 for prices ranging to about $48 for the 2.5-foot tree through about $150 for the 7-foot Palm with Coconuts.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these palm trees immediately and contact the retailer to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Christmas Lights Etc. toll-free at (866) 962-7382 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email them at CustomerService@christmaslightsetc.com



Picture of Recalled Pre-Lit Palm Tree      Picture of Recalled Pre-Lit Palm Tree