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Menards Recalling Artificial Christmas Tree Over Fire Hazard

Updated: 12/17/2013 12:05 PM
Created: 12/17/2013 11:29 AM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A pre-lit artificial Christmas tree is part of a nationwide recall by Menards.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the 7.5 foot tall Twinkling Pine has 400 champagne-colored, slow-twinkling LED lights, that can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers.

The recalled model number 287-1261 and UPC code 741895425478 are printed on the retail box and on a red tag attached to a tree branch. 

The CPSC is urging anyone with this particular tree to unplug it immediately, and return it to Menards for a refund.

There are additional details from the CPSC on this recall, at this link.

Tonight on ABC 6 News at Six, Ellery McCardle ABC 6 Anchor/Reporter investigates the common mistakes families make this time of year with decorations that could also lead to a fire risk.

Courtesy: CPSC