VIZIO Recalls to Repair 39- and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions Due to Risk of Tip Over

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–August 7, 2014.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: August 06, 2014
Recall number: 14-251

 

  • Recall Summary

Name of product:  VIZIO E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch televisions

Hazard:  The stand assembly can fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer.

Consumer Contact:  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.

Recall Details

Units:  About 245,000

Description:  This recall involves Vizio E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED flat panel 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. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

Size Model Serial Number
39 Inch Model No. E390-B0 LAE 8PSBP 4600517 to LAE 8PSBP 4701297LAE APSBP 500001 to LAE APSBP 4501376LAQ 8PSBP 5000001  to LAQ 8PSBQ 0804968LAQ APSBP 4400181 to LAQ APSBQ 2201656LAT 8PSBP 4801682  to LAT 8PSBP 5008235LAT APSBP 4800026 to LAT APSBQ 1701656LAU 8PSBP 4600301  to LAU 8PSBP 5100030LAU APSBP 4400001 to LAU APSBQ 1100020
Smart TV Model No. E390i-B0 LAE 8PSAP 4600217 to LAE 8PSAP 4800364LAE APSAP 4300237 to LAE APSAP 4401296LAQ 8PSAQ 1500001 to LAQ 8PSAQ 1505973LAQ APSAP 4401657 to LAQ APSAQ 2401656LAT APSAQ 0300001 to LAT APSAQ 1701656LAU 8PSAP 4600001 to LAU 8PSAP 4600216LAU APSAP 4300001 to LAU APSAP 4300216
42 Inch Smart TV Model No. E420i-B0 LAQ APTAP 5200001 to LAQ APTAQ 2107039LAU APTAP 5000001 to LAU APTAQ 2408327

Model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the television.

Incidents/Injuries:  VIZIO has received 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  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.

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.

Manufacturer:  AmTRAN Technology Company Ltd., of Taipei City, Taiwan

Distributor:  VIZIO Inc., of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured in:  China and Mexico

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov