Family Dollar Spinning Christmas Tree Topper

December 20, 2005
Family Dollar Stores Inc. is recalling about 13,000 spinning star Christmas tree toppers. The tree topper can melt or smoke near the on/off switch, which could pose a fire hazard.

Family Dollar has received eight reports of the tree topper melting or smoking. There are no reports of fires, injuries or property damage.

The recalled tree topper is a plastic star with a gold or silver metallic finish. The center of the tree topper is clear plastic center with a spinning disk with lights. ?X?mas L.E.D. Spinning Tree Top? is written on the box.

The units were sold at Family Dollar Stores nationwide from September 2005 through December 2005 for about $8.

Consumers should immediately stop using the spinning star tree topper and return it to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Family Dollar toll-free at (800) 547-0359 Ext. 5365, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm?s Web site at

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).