Melville Bits and Pieces Plug-in Christmas Tree Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Bits and Pieces Plug-in Christmas Tree Recall [US]Melville Direct recalls an estimated 1,700 Fiber Optic Christmas Trees due to suspected overheating and consequential risk of fire and property damage, all serious safety hazards. CPSC: http://ht.ly/fWQY30hwbVM

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Melville-Direct-Recalls-Fiber-Optic-Christmas-Trees-Due-to-Fire-Hazard-Recall-Alert

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Bits and Pieces branded Fiber Optic Indoor Plug-in Christmas Trees.

Each of the recalled Trees comes with an AC power adapter that is attached to the gold tone colored base that holds the Tree in place. The AC power adapter plugs into a standard household outlet. The full foliage branches have fiber optic light strands that change color.

  • The 18-inch tall Tree’s item number is 43560 and weighs approximately three (3) pounds while the 31-inch tall Tree’s item number is 43559 and weighs about four (4) pounds. The item numbers can be found on the UPC/barcode label on the box.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled products can be found on the Web site listed above. As of the date of this recall announcement, the firm has received 449 reports of the Tree’s AC power adapter overheating. There was one (1) injury reported.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the AC power adapter can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Melville toll-free at 1-866-503-6395 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.bitsandpieces.com and click on the Product Recalls link for more information.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 18-707
Recalls Direct RIN: 9621-2017
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