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Artificial Christmas trees are being recalled by Willis Electric due to burn hazard

Willis Electric Recalls Artificial Christmas Trees Due to Burn HazardWillis Electric is recalling about 99,000 Home Accents Holiday artificial Christmas trees in the United States and 5,100 in Canada.

The Christmas 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-foot and 9-foot 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 as follows:

Model No.

SKU No.

W14N0127

1004391988

1004147107

W14N0157

1004363928

1004213736

W14N0126

1004363929

1004213737

W14N0149

1004213744

W14N0148

1004213742

The Christmas trees were sold only at Home Depot from June 2019 through December 2019 for between $80 and $360.

Consumers should immediately stop using the foot-pedal controller, dispose of it, and contact Willis Electric for free replacement foot pedal controller, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call Willis Electric at 866-210-5958 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit www.williscorporation.com and click on the recall tab.

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