Vizio Flat Screen TV Recall
The popular television Manufacturer Vizio has issued a recall for approximately 250,000 VIZIO E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch televisions. The televisions were distributed by VIZIO Inc., of Irvine, California and 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 $370 to $450.
The defect found with some of the televisions can be found in the television stand assembly. The stand assembly can fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer. This tipping over issue can be even more dangerous for infants and small children as the risk of greater injury for them increases dramatically due to their size.
How to identify the televisions subject to the recall? 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. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:
The model and serial numbers are printed on a label that can be located on the back of the television.
Is this a real risk? VIZIO has received at least 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over.
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.
Consumers should contact VIZIO directly 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 Vizio’s website www.vizio.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.
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