Haier America Recalls 42-Inch LED-TVs Due To Risk Of Injury
May 12, 2013
Units: About 5,000
Importer: Haier America Trading L.L.C., of New York, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Ka Po International Industrial Co., of Hong Kong
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 174 reports of the TV stand's neck cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Models Involved and Dates Sold:
LE42B1380 - Sep 2011 through Mar 2012
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.
For additional information, contact Haier America at (877) 337-3639 anytime.
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.
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