Seasonal Specialties Recalls Pre-lit Christmas Trees Due to Fire, Burn and Shock Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Menards

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 17, 2013. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: December 16, 2013
Recall number: 14-058

  • Twinkling Pine Artificial Christmas Tree -Box
    Twinkling Pine Artificial Christmas Tree -Box

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees

Hazard:  The electrical components of the tree’s light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:  Seasonal Specialties at (800) 353-3116 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.seasonalspecialties.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 1,800

Description:  This recall involves the Twinkling Pine pre-lit artificial Christmas trees sold under the Enchanted Forrest brand. The Christmas trees are green and stand 7 ½ feet tall. They have 400 champagne-colored, slow-twinkling LED lights and a green metal stand. The recalled model number 287-1261 and UPC code 741895425478 are printed on the retail box and on a red tag attached to a tree branch. 

Incidents/Injuries:  Menards has received two reports of the tree’s light strings overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries have been reported. 

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Christmas tree and return it to Menards for a refund.

Sold exclusively at:  Menards stores nationwide and online at www.menards.com from September 2013 through November 2013 for about $300.

Importer:  Seasonal Specialties LLC, of Eden Prairie, Minn. 

Manufactured in:  China

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