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AmTRAN Video Recalls to Repair 42-Inch JVC Flat Panel Televisions Due to Risk of Tip Over

  (September 04, 2014)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: JVC 42 inch flat panel televisions


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

Remedy: Consumers using the stand assembly (neck and base) should immediately detach it, place the television in a safe location and contact AmTRAN Video for a replacement stand neck. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement neck in case the stand assembly is needed for future use.

Consumer Contact: AmTRAN Video toll-free at (855) 328-6650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.jvc-tv.com and click on the Safety Notice tab at the bottom of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/AmTRAN-Video-Recalls-to-Repair-42-Inch-JVC-Flat-Panel-Televisions

Recall Details

Units: About 27,000

Description: This recall involves JVC 42-inch, Emerald Series Full HD 1080P LED flat panel televisions, model EM42FTR and serial number beginning with "T". The flat panel televisions are black with "JVC" printed in the lower center of the television front. Model and serial numbers are located on the bottom left on the back of the television.

Incidents/Injuries: JVC has received 16 reports of cracked television stand necks. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, and other retail stores nationwide, online at Walmart.com, Costco.com, and other internet retailers from February 2014 through August 2014 for between $370 and $470.

Importer: AmTRAN Video Corporation, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured in: China

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 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.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m. 5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

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