It might be time to get out your artificial Christmas tree. . . but not because you’re feeling prematurely festive. It’s to check your model number.
The Home Depot is recalling about 100,000 of the Home Accents Holiday Artificial Christmas Trees they sold in 2019 due to a potential burn hazard, and you’ll want to make sure yours isn’t one of them.
Here’s what’s going on:
A foot-pedal controller used for 5 different artificial trees could pose a burn risk.
The Home Depot recall isn’t for the trees themselves, but rather the foot-pedal controllers that allow users to switch between lighting modes on the tree.
According to the recall notice, the foot-pedal controllers may overheat, posing a burn hazard on the following models:
- 7.5 ft. Pre-Lit Braxton Color Changing 8-Function Artificial Christmas Tree with 700 Micro Dot LED Lights (Model W14N0127)
- 7.5 ft. Pre-Lit LED Starlin Slim Color Changing 8-Function Artificial Christmas Tree with 800 Micro Dot Lights (Model W14N0157)
- 7.5 ft. Pre-Lit LED White Uptown Color Changing Artificial Christmas Tree with 700 Micro Dot Lights (Model W14N0126)
- 9 ft. 900L Micro Dot LED Braxton Color Changing with 8- Function Tree (Model W14N0149)
- 9 ft. Pre-Lit LED Uptown Color Changing 8-Function Artificial Christmas Tree with 900 Micro Dot Lights (Model W14N0148)
If you have one of the affected models, fill out a form to get a new foot-pedal controller.
You won’t need to replace your entire tree, just the detachable foot-pedal controllers. To request your free replacement from the manufacturer, fill out the online form.
You should receive the part long before you’ll need to set up your tree; shipments start in September.
If you have any questions, contact the manufacturer at 1-866-210-5958 or visit www.williscorporation.com.