December 21, 2000
Christmas Trees Recalled by Walgreen
IL (SafetyAlerts) - Walgreen Co.
said today it is voluntarily recalling about 9,000 artificial Christmas trees with fiber
optic lights. A color wheel in the tree stand that is used to light the trees can overheat
and catch fire.
Two reports of the color wheel overheating and melting. No injuries were reported.
The trees are 3 feet tall and are decorated with fiber optic lights, candles, and a star
topper. The lights change from purple, to red, to yellow, to green to blue. The tree stand
is gold decorated with a ribbon and holly motif. They were sold in a cardboard box labeled
in part, "Professional Series Fiber Optic 3 ft. Tree." A picture of the tree
appears on the front of the box. Walgreens nationwide sold the trees this holiday season
for about $40.
Consumers are advised to stop using the trees immediately and return them to the store
where purchased for a full refund. Call Walgreen Co. toll-free at (877) 510-0167 for more
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