WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–October 2, 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: Haier® 42-inch LED TVs
Units: About 5,000
Importer: Haier America Trading L.L.C., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The TV stand’s neck support can break and cause the TV to tip over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Haier America and CPSC have received 184 reports of the TV stand’s neck cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Haier 42-inch LED TVs with model number LE42B1380. “Haier” is printed on the front of the TV and the model number is printed on a label on the back of the unit.
Sold at: Fry’s Electronics and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $450.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and detach the TV from the stand and keep both the TV and the base in a safe location. Consumers should contact Haier America to request a free replacement stand neck to be used with the original base. Consumers with a wall-mounted TV may continue to use it but should request a free replacement stand neck in case the TV is used with the stand in the future.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Haier America toll-free at (877) 813-8516 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Saturday and between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Sundays. Consumers can visit the firm’s website at www.haieramerica.com and click on Product Recalls.
Haier 42-inch LED TV Model LE42B1380
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