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Kmart Recalls Electric Ornament

December 24, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Families who topped their holiday trees with an electric angel from Kmart should remove the ornament and return it to the store because it poses a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich., is recalling about 132,000 electric angel tree-top ornaments because they contain flammable fabric and pose a fire hazard. The commission knows of two incidents where plastic on these angel ornaments melted from the heat of the bulbs.

The angel ornaments are about 10 inches high and have gowns that are white, gold or silver. The angel figures have lights attached to each wrist and at its base.

Kmart stores nationwide sold the angel ornaments this holiday season _ from September 1998 into December 1998 _ for about $11.

Consumers should immediately stop using these ornaments and return them to Kmart for a refund. They can also call CPSC’s hotline for more information anytime at (800) 638-2772.

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