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TJX Recalls Autumn 2013 Gardeners Eden Light-Up Decorations Due to Fire Hazard; Sold exclusively at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods Stores

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Gardeners Eden™ light-up autumn decorations

Hazard: Exposed wiring near the battery box can lead to a short circuit, posing a fire hazard

Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using the recalled products, remove the batteries and return the decorations to any TJ Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: TJX at (800) 926-6299 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.tjmaxx.com, then click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page and at www.marshallsonline.com and www.homegoods.com, then click on Product Info/Recalls at the bottom of the page.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/TJX-Recalls-Autumn-2013-Gardeners-Eden-Light-Up-Decorations.

Recall Details

Units: About 4,600

Description: This recall involves autumn 2013 Gardeners Eden decorative wreaths and Chinese Lantern plant arrangements. The wreaths are made of dried twigs held together with wire and twine. They are decorated with silk leaves, foam berries, papier-mâché pumpkins and gourds in autumn colors or silk leaves and papier-mâché Chinese Lantern fruit. The plant arrangements are made of twigs with papier-mâché Chinese Lantern fruit held together with wire and twine. LED lights are in the pumpkins, gourds and Chinese Lantern fruit. The LED lights are powered by three AA batteries contained in a black plastic battery box. Style numbers are on the price tags attached to hangtags on the products. The following wreaths and Chinese Lantern arrangements are being recalled:

Product                                 

Style Number

Store                          

Wreath

585738

T.J. Maxx

Chinese Lantern

585755

Wreath           

805496

Marshalls

Chinese Lantern         

805509

Wreath

667661, 667689, 676074

HomeGoods

Chinese Lantern

686740

Incidents/Injuries: TJX has received two reports of units overheating. The firm has received no reports of injury or property damage.

Sold exclusively at: TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores from about August 2013 to September 2013 for between $25 and $30

Importer: The TJX Companies Inc., of Framingham, Mass.

Manufacturer: Dalian Guangsheng Arts & Crafts Co. Ltd.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

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