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Christmas tree toppers recalled by Precious Moments due to fire hazard

MEDIA RELEASE

recall-xmas-tree-topperWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Precious Moments Angel Tree Toppers

Units: About 4,300

Distributor: Precious Moments Inc. of Carthage, Mo.

Hazard: Undersized wiring can cause the tree topper’s switch assembly to overheat and melt posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Precious Moments has received two reported incident involving the tree topper overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled tree toppers are 10 inch tall vinyl angels with LED lighted wings. The angels are white, gold and yellow and they are holding either a star or a set of bells.

Sold at: Menards, Shopko and Blain’s Farm and Fleet nationwide from August 2009 through December 2009 for about $18.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the tree toppers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Precious Moments at (877) 778-7275 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.preciousmoments.com

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.a…

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