NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 666-9897
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Flat Panel TV Tilt-Mount Brackets Recalled by Circuit City Stores Inc.
Due to Risk of Falling Units
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: "Verge" Flat Panel Television Tilt-Mount Brackets
Units: About 9,900
Importer: Circuit City Stores Inc., of Richmond, Va.
Manufacturer: Logitek (HK) International Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong
Hazard: If upward force is applied to a mounted television, the bracket's lock bar could unfasten. This could cause the television to fall and injure bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled tilt-mount brackets for flat panel televisions are sold under Circuit City's private label, "Verge." The two model numbers involved in this recall are VPSW103M and VPSW103M2. "Verge" and the model numbers are written on the packaging. There is no writing on the brackets. The brackets were sold individually and through an installation package.
Sold at: Circuit City stores nationwide from September 2006 through April 2007 for about $180 for Model VPSW103M and $140 for Model VPSW103M2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Circuit City has mailed free repair kits to those consumers it can contact. Consumers who have not received the free repair kit should contact Circuit City immediately to request it. Consumers can also request a free repair by a professional installer.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Circuit City toll-free at (888) 666-9897 anytime, or visit Circuit City's Web site at www.circuitcity.com
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.