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:
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.