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Pre-Lit Christmas Trees Recalled Due To Fire, Shock Risk

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(credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Check your Christmas tree!

Nearly 1,800 pre-lit, artificial trees sold at Menards stores have been recalled. There have been two reports of the tree’s lights overheating, melting or smoking —posing fire, burn and shock risks.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, no injuries have been reported.

The recall involves the Twinkling Pine pre-lit Christmas trees sold under the “Enchanted Forest “brand at Menards. The Christmas trees are green and stand 7-and-a-half feet tall. They have 400 champagne-colored, slow-twinkling LED lights and a green metal stand.

The recalled model number 287-1261 and UPC code 741895425478 are printed on the retail box and on a red tag attached to a tree branch.

The trees were sold at Menards stores and online at www.menards.com from Sept., 2013 through  Nov.,  2013 for about $300.

Consumers are asked to immediately unplug and stop using the trees and return them to Menards for a refund.

Customers can call Seasonal Specialties at 800-353-3116 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit this link and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

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