250,000 Recalled Vizio Flat Panel TVs Could Tip Over Unexpectedly
DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Electronics giant Vizio is recalling 250,000 televisions due to some tipping over unexpectedly.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the stand for the 39 and 42-inch E Series televisions could fail and cause the set to hit someone.
Vizio has received more than 50 complaints about the issue.
The recall affects 250,000 televisions sold in the last eight months at Best Buy, Meijer, Target and Walmart nationwide; and also 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.
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.
The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:
Model No. E390-B0
LAE 8PSBP 4600517 to LAE 8PSBP 4701297
LAE APSBP 500001 to LAE APSBP 4501376
LAQ 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 4800364
LAE APSAP 4300237 to LAE APSAP 4401296
LAQ 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
Smart TV Model No. E420i-B0
LAQ APTAP 5200001 to LAQ APTAQ 2107039
LAU APTAP 5000001 to LAU APTAQ 2408327
Model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the television. The TVs were manufactured by AmTRAN Technology Company Ltd., of Taipei City, Taiwan.
Customers can call 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.
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 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired.