Recall date: February 28, 2013
Recall number: 13-727

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees
Hazard:
The remote control receiver box attached to the Christmas tree can overheat and melt, posing burn and shock hazards to consumers.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:

Balsam Hill; toll free at (877) 694-2752 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.balsamhill.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 700
Description:

The remote control receiver box attached to the tree can overheat and melt

Description:

The artificial Christmas trees are pre-lit with both multi-color and clear lights that are operated by a remote control. Some larger trees have two remote control receiver boxes attached to the tree. The Christmas trees are green and stand between 7 ? and 15 feet tall. Trees with the following model numbers are included in this recall. The model number is located on the tree's packaging. Date code H1203 is printed on a white label on the back of the remote control box attached to the tree.

 

Model NumberTree NameLighting Type
6528502 103913 0112 12' Vermont White Spruce™ Color+Clear
6528502 130645 0112 15' California Baby Redwood Color+Clear
6528502 134152 0112 9' Colorado Mountain Spruce Color+Clear
6528502 134394 0112 12' Colorado Mountain Spruce Color+Clear
6528502 216632 0112 7.5' Aspen Estate Fir Color+Clear
6528502 248622 0112 9' BH Fraser Fir™ Color+Clear
6528502 296214 0112 12' California Baby Redwood Color+Clear
6528502 307403 0112 12' BH Fraser Fir™ Color+Clear
6528502 363842 0112 9' Vermont White Spruce™ Narrow Color+Clear
6528502 364143 0112 10' Vermont White Spruce™ Color+Clear
6528502 364453 0112 11' Vermont White Spruce™ Color+Clear
6528502 364762 0112 10' BH Fraser Fir™ Color+Clear
Incidents/Injuries:

Balsam Hill has received 10 reports of the Christmas tree's remote control receiver box overheating and melting. No injuries were reported.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the Christmas tree's remote control units and contact Balsam Hill for free replacement remote control devices. Balsam Hill is contacting its customers directly.

Sold At:

Online at www.balsamhill.com from July 2012 through December 2012 for between $1,250 and $3,550.

Importer:

Balsam Hill LLC, of Redwood City, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China and Taiwan