Willis 2019 Recall Products
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall

Release Date : July 23, 2020
Release Number : 20-153

Willis Electric Recalls Home Accents Holiday Artificial Christmas Trees Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot
Recall Summary

Name of Product: Home Accents Holiday artificial Christmas trees

Hazard: The Christmas tree’s foot-pedal controller can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the foot-pedal controller, dispose of it and contact Willis Electric for free replacement foot pedal controller.

Consumer Contact: Willis Electric toll-free at 866-210-5958 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.williscorporation.com and click on the recall tab for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 99,000 (another 5,100 were sold in Canada)

Description:

This recall involves mode-switching foot-pedal controllers included with 2019 Home Accent Holiday 7.5 ft. and 9 ft. 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.

Model No. SKU No.
W14N0127 1004391988
1004147107
W14N0157 1004363928
1004213736
W14N0126 1004363929
1004213737
W14N0149 1004213744
W14N0148 1004213742

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 509 reports of incidents of overheating involving the foot-pedal controller, including one report of a burn.

Sold at: Exclusively at Home Depot from June 2019 through December 2019 for between $80 and $360.

Importer: Home Depot Product Authority LLC of Atlanta, Ga.

Manufacturer: Willis Electric Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Manufactured in: China

Note: Link to Health Canada's press release

Photos

Recalled foot pedal controller and adapter with Christmas tree

Recalled foot pedal controller

Recalled foot pedal controller with adapter

Label on the Christmas tree’s cord

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