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Flat Panel TV Tilt-Mount Brackets Recalled by Circuit City [05/04/2007]

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

CPSC

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






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