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Willis Electric recalls artificial Christmas trees

The tree’s foot-pedal controller can overheat, posing a burn hazard

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Willis Electric Co. of Taiwan is recalling about 104,000 Home Accents Holiday artificial Christmas trees sold in the U.S., and Canada.

The tree’s foot-pedal controller can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

The firm has received 509 reports of incidents of overheating involving the foot-pedal controller, including one report of a burn.

This recall involves mode-switching foot-pedal controllers included with 2019 Home Accent Holiday 7.5 ft. and 9 ft. artificial pine Christmas trees.

Model numbers W14N0126, W14N0127, W14N0148, W14N0149, and W14N0157 and SKU NUMBERS can be found on the product label on the Christmas tree’s cord, and are listed in the following table: 

Model No.

SKU No.

W14N0127

1004391988

1004147107

W14N0157

1004363928

1004213736

W14N0126

1004363929

1004213737

W14N0149

1004213744

W14N0148

1004213742

 

The trees, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Home Depot from June 2019, through December 2019, for between $80 and $360.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the foot-pedal controller, dispose of it and contact Willis Electric for a free replacement foot pedal controller.

Consumers may contact Willis Electric toll-free at (866) 210-5958 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday, or online at www.williscorporation.com and click on the recall tab at the top of the page for more information.

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