December 23, 1998Kmart Corp. Recalls Angel
Troy, MI (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kmart Corp. is conducting a voluntary
recall of about 132,000 electric angel tree-top ornaments. The fabric used in making these
ornaments is flammable, posing a fire hazard.
CPSC is aware of two incidents where plastic on these angel ornaments melted from the heat
of the bulbs.
These tree-top angel ornaments are about 10 inches high, have gowns that are white, gold,
silver or a combination of these colors, and have lights attached to each wrist and at its
base. "Made in China for Kmart Corporation, Troy, Michigan 48084," and
"CODE: 0-377728- 118 are printed on a label attached to the unit's power cord, along
with an Underwriters Laboratories label.
Kmart stores nationwide sold the angel ornaments from September 1998 to December 1998 for
Consumers should immediately stop using these ornaments and return them to Kmart for a
refund. For further information about this recall, contact CPSC's Hotline at (800)
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