Balsam Hill of Redwood City, CA, is recalling about 700 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees.
The remote control receiver box attached to the Christmas tree can overheat and melt, posing burn and shock hazards to consumers. The company has received 10 reports of overheating and melting, but no injuries have been reported.
The artificial Christmas trees are pre-lit with both multi-color and clear lights that are operated by a remote control. Some larger trees have two remote control receiver boxes attached to the tree. The Christmas trees are green and stand between 7 ½ and 15 feet tall. Trees with the following model numbers are included in this recall:
Model Number Tree Name Lighting Type
6528502 103913 0112 12′ Vermont White Spruce™ Color+Clear
6528502 130645 0112 15′ California Baby Redwood Color+Clear
6528502 134152 0112 9′ Colorado Mountain Spruce Color+Clear
6528502 134394 0112 12′ Colorado Mountain Spruce Color+Clear
6528502 216632 0112 7.5′ Aspen Estate Fir Color+Clear
6528502 248622 0112 9′ BH Fraser Fir™ Color+Clear
6528502 296214 0112 12′ California Baby Redwood Color+Clear
6528502 307403 0112 12′ BH Fraser Fir™ Color+Clear
6528502 363842 0112 9′ Vermont White Spruce™ Narrow Color+Clear
6528502 364143 0112 10′ Vermont White Spruce™ Color+Clear
6528502 364453 0112 11′ Vermont White Spruce™ Color+Clear
6528502 364762 0112 10′ BH Fraser Fir™ Color+Clear
The model number is located on the tree’s packaging. Date code H1203 is printed on a white label on the back of the remote control box attached to the tree.
The trees, manufactured in China and Taiwan, were sold Online at www.balsamhill.com from July 2012 through December 2012 for between $1,250 and $3,550.
Consumers should immediately stop using the Christmas tree’s remote control units and contact Balsam Hill for free replacement remote control devices. Balsam Hill is contacting its customers directly.