Christmas in July celebrations may go up in smoke this year after Home Accents Holiday recalled over 100,000 artificial Christmas trees because they have a potential burn hazard
The company issued the recall because the Christmas trees’ foot-pedal controller can overheat. Home Accents Holiday has received 509 reports of overheating and one report of a burn incident from the recalled Christmas trees.
The recall affects Home Accents Holiday artificial trees with mode-switching foot-pedal controllers. The Christmas trees are 7.5- and 8-feet tall artificial pine trees with model numbers W14N0126, W14N0127, W14N0148, W14N0149, and W14N0157.
SKU numbers for the recalled trees can be found on the product label of the tree’s cord and include 1004391988, 1004147107, 1004363928, 1004213736, 1004363929, 1004213737, 1004213744, and 1004213742.
The affected trees were sold at Home Depot from June 2019 to December 2019 for about $80 to $360.
Consumers should stop using the Christmas trees’ foot-pedal controller immediately and dispose of it.
Home Accents Holiday is offering to replace the foot-pedal controller. Consumers can contact Willis Electric, the manufacturer of the trees, at 1-866-210-5958, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST or online at www.williscorporation.com by clicking on the recall tab for more information.