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August 7, 2014

Consumer safety recalls VIZIO televisions

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall notice for VIZIO flat panel televisions.

VIZIO issued recall notice 14-251 on August 6 to repair  39- and 42-Inch E-Series flat panel televisions  due to the risk of tip-over. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The recall affects VIZIO  E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch televisions because the  stand assembly can fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer. The problem can be repaired.

Call VIZIO toll-free at (855) 472-7450 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website www.vizio.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.

The recall affects about 245,000 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. A full list of model and serial numbers included in the recall can be found online.  Model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the television.

To dateVIZIO has received 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers using the stand assembly should immediately detach the stand, place the television in a safe location and contact VIZIO for a replacement stand assembly. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement stand assembly in case the stand is needed for future use.

The televisions were 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 and $450.

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 SaferProducts.gov.



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