Holiday Tree, Wreath and Garland Set Recalled by General Foam Plastic Corp.

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 277-0085
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Holiday Tree, Wreath and Garland Set Recalled by General Foam Plastic Corp. Due to Fire Hazard
Sold Exclusively at True Value Hardware Stores

Brookfield Entry Way Tree Sets

The firm has received 12 reports of battery boxes overheating and being warm to the touch after batteries were installed. No injuries have been reported.

WASHINGTON, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Brookfield Entry Way Tree Sets

Units: About 1,000

Importer: General Foam Plastic Corp., of Norfolk, Va.

Hazard: The battery box that power lights on the artificial wreath can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 12 reports of battery boxes overheating and being warm to the touch after batteries were installed. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Brookfield entry way decorating sets which include two green artificial 48-inch (4 ft.) trees in black metal vases, one green 24-inch wide wreath and one green 9-foot long garland. The wreath has battery-powered white lights. The trees and the garland plug into wall outlets. “True Value,” “True Value Item #136879″ and “UPC code 0 29033 36798 0″ are printed on the product’s box.

Sold exclusively at: True Value Hardware stores nationwide during November 2011 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to True Value for a full refund.

Customer contact: For additional information, contact General Foam Plastic Corp. toll-free at (855) 277-0085 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.genfoam.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12069.html

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