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Christmas Tree Toppers Recalled by Precious Moments Due to Fire Hazard

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Recall Date:
December 17, 2009

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2009
Release # 10-078
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 778-7275

 

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: Precious Moments Angel Tree Toppers

Units: About 4,300

Distributor: Precious Moments Inc. of Carthage, Mo.

Hazard: Undersized wiring can cause the tree topper's switch assembly to overheat and melt posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Precious Moments has received two reported incident involving the tree topper overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled tree toppers are 10 inch tall vinyl angels with LED lighted wings. The angels are white, gold and yellow and they are holding either a star or a set of bells.

Sold at: Menards, Shopko and Blain's Farm and Fleet nationwide from August 2009 through December 2009 for about $18.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tree toppers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Precious Moments at (877) 778-7275 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.preciousmoments.com

Picture of Recalled Angel Tree Topper

Picture of Recalled Angel Tree Topper

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