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VIZIO recalls around 245,000 39-inch and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions Due to Risk of Tip Over
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that 39 and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions are being recalled by VIZIO due to risk of tip over and possible impact injury to the consumer.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: VIZIO E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch televisions
Hazard: The stand assembly can fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer.
Consumer Contact: VIZIO toll-free at 855.472.7450 from 7:00am to 7:00pm CT Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website www.vizio.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.
Units: About 245,000
Description: This recall involves Vizio E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED flat panel televisions. The flat panel televisions are black with “VIZIO” printed in the lower right corner of the television front and the VIZIO logo in the center of the back.
Model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the television.
Incidents/Injuries: VIZIO has received 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide , online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com and other internet retailers from December 2013 through June 2014 for between $370.00 and $450.00.
Manufacturer: AmTRAN Technology Company Ltd., of Taipei City, Taiwan
Distributor: VIZIO Inc., of Irvine, CA.
Manufactured in: China and Mexico
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.SaferProducts.gov
About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
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 help 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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing impaired.
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