Bethlehem Lights Christmas Trees Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
GKI Bethlehem Lights, of Taunton, Mass., is voluntarily recalling Artificially Lit Christmas Trees that were exclusively sold on QVC. The Bethlehem Christmas Trees recalled are due to a potential fire hazard.
The Artificially Lit Christmas trees, which were manufactured in China, are the focus of a product recall because the tree base can overheat causing a potential fire hazard. QVC has received at least 30 reports of the Artificially Lit Christmas tree bases overheating, melting or smoking.
The Christmas Trees recalled involve about 15,500 Artificially Lit Christmas Trees sold exclusively on QVC from July 2011 through November 2011 at a price of $320 for the 6.5-foot tree and $398 for the 7.5-foot tree.
Bethlehem Lights has listed the Christmas trees recalled as the 6.5 foot and 7.5 foot Ready Shape Scottsdale Tree with Never Fail Lights model numbers H191953 and H191954. The model number can be found on a label on the tree base. It can also be found on the QVC box. “Bethlehem Lights” is on the box and on the instruction sheets.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Christmas Trees recalled and contact QVC to receive a refund. It also states that QVC is contacting its customers by mail of this product recall.
Consumers can contact GKI Bethlehem Lights for more information 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”.