A fire hazard is prompting the recall of over 1,700 fiber optic Christmas trees imported by Melville Direct from October 2017 through December 2017 for about $50. The company reported that the AC power adapter can overheat and pose a fire hazard. There are two different trees being recalled: the 18 inch tall tree number 432560 and the 31 inch tree number 43559. These numbers can be found on the UPC label on the box. Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled adapters and contact the Melville company for a full refund. This product is manufactured by Yueqing City Island Fiber Optic Christmas Tree Plant, of China and has had 449 reports of the adapter overheating with one injury reported.
Product and consumer safety should be the number one priority of companies, manufactures, importers, distributors and retailers. Product recalls are an effective way to alert consumers of potentially dangerous products. Sometimes companies will directly contact consumers who have purchased a defective product. However, what do you do if you are injured by a product? What do you do about any medical bills that you have incurred after an injury? Always contact an experienced product liability attorney to assess your legal situation. They can help determine if your injuries were caused by a faulty or defective product and pursue legal action for compensation for your injuries.
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