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Christmas tree sold at Menards recalled

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

An artificial Christmas tree exclusively sold at Menards stores is being recalled because of a few incidents involving overheating, which could lead to fires or may cause electric shocks.

The recalled trees sold under the Enchanted Forest brand are 7-feet tall with 400 champagne-colored diode lights, model number 287-1261 and its UPC code is 741895425478, according to a news release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Those who believe they have bought this specific Christmas tree should look for both numbers printed on the box and on a red tag attached to a tree branch.

The Christmas tree was sold exclusively at Menards stores for about $300 between September and November of this year, according to the U.S. Consumer ProductSafety Commission.

“If Menards has received reports of the tree’s light overheating, melting or smoking, that is a call for danger,” State Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis said in the news release. “We urge those consumers who may have the recalled tree to act immediately to prevent a tragedy.”

OSFM advises consumers who bought that particular tree to unplug it immediately.

It can be returned to any Menards for a full refund.

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