By Jim Donovan: If you purchased a Christmas tree through QVC, listen up! 15,500 artificially lit Christmas trees are being recalled, the tree base can overheat, posing a fire hazard. QVC has received 30 reports of the tree base overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries have been reported so far.
The 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.
These trees were sold exclusively by QVC from July 2011 through November 2011 for $320 for the 6.5-foot tree and $398 for the 7.5-foot tree.
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.
For more information you may call the distributor, 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.”
QVC has also posted information at: http://www.qvc.com/hm_recall_bethlehem_lights_tree_121112.content.html