It's August and it's hot, so many of us aren't thinking about Christmas...much. That special day may be over four months away, but here is one thing to think about now. Your artificial Christmas tree.

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Over 100,000 artificial Christmas trees that were bought last year are being recalled because of a potential fire hazard. The Home Accents Holiday brand of artificial pine Christmas trees in question were sold at the Home Depot, including the one in Johnson City, from June 2019 to December 2019.

The reason for the recall involves the mode-switching foot-pedal controllers. They can overheat and is a potential burning hazard. The voluntary recall was issued on July 23rd and includes 7.5-foot and 9-foot artificial trees manufactured by Willis Electric.

So if you bought one, you'll want to check the model and SKU number on the product label attached to the Christmas tree's cord:

Model number W14N0127 with SKU number 1004391988

Model number W14N0127 with SKU number 1004147107

Model number W14N0157 with SKU number 1004363928

Model number W14N0157 with SKU number 1004213736

Model number W14N0126 with SKU number 1004363929

Model number W14N0126 with SKU number 1004213737

Model number W14N0149 with SKU number 1004213744

Model number W14N0148 with SKU number 1004213742

You should immediately stop using the mode-switching food-pedal controllers and contact Willis Electric to get a replacement foot pedal controller. To get a replacement foot pedal at no cost, fill out this form from Willis Electric.

That way you can start decking the halls safely. This reminds me of a meme that I saw on Facebook: I can't believe that it's August and people are still shooting off fireworks...It nearly hit my Christmas decorations.

[via Willis Corporation]