Bose Recalls Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 1, 2012.  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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Dual-Voltage CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems

Units: About 20,500

Distributor: Bose Corporation, of Framingham, Mass.

Hazard: A component in the bass module can fail when used outside of the U.S. in electrical outlets rated at 220 volts or higher, presenting a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Bose has received two reports of the bass modules igniting when used in 220-volt electrical outlets in Europe. No injuries were reported.

Description: This recall involves dual-voltage CineMate Series II and CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker systems designed to operate with U.S. 120-volt electrical outlets and European outlets of 220 volts or higher. Each speaker system includes two speakers, one bass module, a remote control device, an interface module and accessories. The components are black. Dual-voltage systems included in the recall have a product code of 051365, 051470 or 057971, which are the first six digits of the serial number on the product label located on the back of the bass module.

Sold at: U.S. Military Exchanges and select U.S. retailers from September 2009 through September 2012 for between $600 and $800.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug any dual-voltage CineMate II systems and contact Bose to arrange for a free repair or replacement of the bass module.

Consumer Contact: Bose Corporation; toll-free (877) 354-1004, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday ET in the U.S. or 001 (508) 614-1842, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday outside the U.S., or www.bose.com/safety for more information.

Picture of recalled Bose CineMate Series II
Bose CineMate Series II

Picture of recalled Bose CineMate GS Series II
Bose CineMate GS Series II

Picture of recalled Bose CineMate bass module
Bass Module

Picture of recalled Bose CineMate serial number location
Serial Number location

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov