Sunday, July 01, 2007

4/12/07 Recall Flat Panel TV Tilt-Mount Brackets, Circuit City

Flat Panel TV Tilt-Mount Brackets Recalled by Circuit City Stores Inc.
Due to Risk of Falling Units

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of product: "Verge" Flat Panel Television Tilt-Mount Brackets

Units: About 9,900

Importer: Circuit City Stores Inc., of Richmond, Va.

Manufacturer: Logitek (HK) International Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: If upward force is applied to a mounted television, the
bracket's lock bar could unfasten. This could cause the television to
fall and injure bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled tilt-mount brackets for flat panel televisions
are sold under Circuit City's private label, "Verge." The two model
numbers involved in this recall are VPSW103M and VPSW103M2. "Verge" and
the model numbers are written on the packaging. There is no writing on
the brackets. The brackets were sold individually and through an
installation package.

Sold at: Circuit City stores nationwide from September 2006 through
April 2007 for about $180 for Model VPSW103M and $140 for Model
VPSW103M2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Circuit City has mailed free repair kits to those consumers it
can contact. Consumers who have not received the free repair kit should
contact Circuit City immediately to request it. Consumers can also
request a free repair by a professional installer.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Circuit City
toll-free at (888) 666-9897 anytime, or visit Circuit City's Web site at
www.circuitcity.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07155.html

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting
the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more
than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents
cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed
to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire,
electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The
CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys,
cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals -
contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of
deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30
years.

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