CPSC: Balsam Hill recalled pre-lit artificial Christmas trees for shock risks

02/16/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Redwood City, CA—Balsam Hill LLC and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voluntarily recalled about 1,333 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees for electrical shock hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on February 16, 2011.

The product recall was initiated after discovering that the Christmas trees advertised before Dec. 21, 2010 as indoor/outdoor were supplied with extension cords rated for indoor use only, which poses an electrical shock to consumers if the cord in used outdoors.

“The trees are safe for indoor use only and are supplied with extension cords with warning labels stating ‘For indoor use only,’” as reported by CPSC press release. The following models sold before Dec. 21, 2010 affected by this recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11723.html.

Consumers are advised to contact Balsam Hill if you wish to use the tree outdoors to receive a free retrofit kit containing an outdoor extension cord.

For more information concerning the recall, consumers can contact the Christmas Tree Recall Hotline at (877) 694-2752 between noon and 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or e-mail Balsam Hill at [email protected] Consumers may also visit their website at www.balsamhill.com/recalls.

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