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Home Depot Artificial Christmas Trees Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

Posted on September 7, 2020

Recalled foot pedal controller and adapter; image courtesy of Willis Electric.

Willis Electric Co. is recalling certain models of its Home Accents Holiday Artificial Christmas Trees due to a potential burn hazard from the foot pedal controller, according to a notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The trees were sold exclusively at Home Depot between June and December 2019 and ranged in cost from $80 to $360.

“The firm has received 509 reports of incidents of overheating involving the foot-pedal controller, including one report of a burn,” according to the recall notice. The company is offering free foot pedal replacements and advises tree owners to dispose of the foot pedal immediately. Consumers may contact the company toll-free at 866-210-5958 or online at www.williscorporation.com (click on recall tab).

The trees are manufactured in China by Willis Electric Co. of Taiwan. There are approximately 99,000 affected models in the U.S. and an additional 5,100 in Canada. Model numbers are listed on the CPSC notice and may be found on the product label on the Christmas tree’s cord.

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