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Bethlehem Lights Recalls Christmas Trees Sold Exclusively by QVC Due to Fire Hazard

  • The foot pedal on the Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights base can overheat
  • Bethlehem Lights Scottsdale Christmas Tree
Name of Product:
Artificially Lit Christmas Trees
Hazard:
The Christmas tree base can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
December 26, 2012
Units:
About 15,500
Consumer Contact

GKI Bethlehem Lights at (800) 248-1434, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.gkilights.com, clicking on "Resources" and then click on "Recall Notice."

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the 6.5 foot and 7.5 foot Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights. Model numbers H191953 and H191954 are included in this recall. The model number is on a label on the tree base and on the QVC box. "Bethlehem Lights" is on the box and the instruction sheets.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Christmas tree and contact QVC to receive a refund. QVC is contacting its customers directly by mail.

Incidents/Injuries:

QVC has received 30 reports of the tree base overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries were reported.

Sold Exclusively At
QVC from July 2011 through November 2011 for $320 for the 6.5-foot tree and $398 for the 7.5-foot tree.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-714
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