Christmas trees sold at Menards recalled

Courtesy: CPSC
Courtesy: CPSC

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Hundreds of pre-lit artificial Christmas trees have been recalled due to the risk of overheating.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recall involves 1,800 Twinkling Pine trees sold under the Enchanted Forrest brand. The Christmas trees stand 7 ½ feet tall and have 400 champagne-colored, slow-twinkling LED lights.  The recalled model number 287-1261 and UPC code 741895425478 are printed on the retail box.

The trees were sold at Menards stores nationwide from September 2013 through November 2013 for about $300.  Menards officials have received two reports of the tree's light strings overheating, melting or smoking.  No injuries have been reported.

Consumers are advised to stop using the trees and return to Menards for a refund.

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