More Than 100,000 Artificial Christmas Trees Are Being Recalled
Check your tree ASAP!
Whether you’re fully embracing Christmas in July or waiting until December to celebrate—there’s one task everyone needs to add to their to-do list ASAP: Check your tree.
Willis Electric recently announced a recall of artificial Christmas trees in the U.S. and Canada due to a potential fire hazard. Here’s what you need to know.
What products are recalled?
The recall affects artificial pine trees with a foot-pedal controller, exclusively sold at The Home Depot between June and December of 2019. The trees were sold under the brand “Home Accents Holiday” for between $80 and $360, and the recall affects both 7.5- and 9-foot models.
How do I know if I have one of the recalled trees?
First, narrow down the age of your tree and where you bought it. This recall only affects select artificial trees sold last year at The Home Depot.
If that criteria applies to you, check your tree’s adapter cord for the Model Number and SKU Number. The U.S. recall includes the following combinations:
- Model Number: W14N0127, SKU Number: 1004391988
- Model Number: W14N0127, SKU Number: 1004147107
- Model Number: W14N0157, SKU Number: 1004363928
- Model Number: W14N0157, SKU Number: 1004213736
- Model Number: W14N0126, SKU Number: 1004363929
- Model Number: W14N0126, SKU Number: 1004213737
- Model Number: W14N0149, SKU Number: 1004213744
- Model Number: W14N0148, SKU Number: 1004213742
To date, over 500 reports have been received about the foot-pedal controller overheating or burning the user. Ouch!
I have one of these trees! What should I do with it?
The trees’ manufacturer, Willis Electric, asks consumers affected by the recall to “immediately stop using the foot-pedal controller, dispose of it and contact Willis Electric for free replacement foot pedal controller.” You can either fill out this replacement request form, or contact the brand at 866-210-5958.
Now that that’s taken care of, check out the surprising reason you should put up your holiday decorations early.