Bethlehem Lights Recalls Christmas Trees Sold Exclusively by QVC Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Artificially Lit Christmas Trees

Units: About 15,500

Distributor: GKI Bethlehem Lights of Taunton, Mass.

Retailer: QVC of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: The Christmas tree base can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: QVC has received 30 reports of the tree base overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries were reported.

Description: This 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.

Sold exclusively at: QVC from July 2011 through November 2011 for $320 for the 6.5-foot tree and $398 for the 7.5-foot tree.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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.

Consumer Contact: 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.”

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