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There's a holiday humbug to warn you about.

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees sold at Menard's.

The CPSC says the electrical components of the tree's light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers.

This recall involves the Twinkling Pine pre-lit artificial Christmas trees sold under the Enchanted Forrest brand.

The Christmas trees are green and stand 7 ½ feet tall.

They have 400 champagne-colored, slow-twinkling LED lights and a green metal stand.

The recalled model number 287-1261 and UPC code 741895425478 are printed on the retail box and on a red tag attached to a tree branch.

According the CPSC, Menards has received two reports of the tree's light strings overheating, melting or smoking.

No injuries have been reported.

Affected customers should immediately unplug and stop using the Christmas tree and return it to Menards for a refund.

For more information customers can Seasonal Specialties at (800) 353-3116 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.seasonalspecialties.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

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