On August 6, 2014, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with VIZIO Inc., of Irvine, Calif., announced the recall to repair 39- and 42-Inch E-Series Flat Panel Televisions due to risk of tip over. This recall affects about 245,000 units sold in the U.S. It’s reported that the stand assembly can fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer. VIZIO has received 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over. No injuries have been reported. These televisions were 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.
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:
|39 Inch||Model No. E390-B0||LAE 8PSBP 4600517 to LAE 8PSBP 4701297LAE APSBP 400001 to LAE APSBP 4501376LAQ 8PSBP 5000001 to LAQ 8PSBQ 0804968
LAQ APSBP 4400181 to LAQ APSBQ 2201656
LAT 8PSBP 4801682 to LAT 8PSBP 5008235
LAT APSBP 4800026 to LAT APSBQ 1701656
LAU 8PSBP 4600301 to LAU 8PSBP 5100030
LAU 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 1505973
LAQ APSAP 4401657 to LAQ APSAQ 2401656
LAT APSAQ 0300001 to LAT APSAQ 1701656
LAU 8PSAP 4600001 to LAU 8PSAP 4600216
LAU 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.
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. For more information 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.
As a consumer, safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a person to get injured for a manufacturer to make a product safe.
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