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December 21, 2000

Christmas Trees Recalled by Walgreen

Christmas trees recalled by WalgreensDeerfield, 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 information.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers December 21, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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