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CPSC, APA Marketing Inc. Announce Recall of Home Entertainment Wall Units

Mar 17, 2004 | The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Encore! Home Entertainment Wall Units

Units: 400

Importer: APA Marketing Inc., of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: The control box for the touch dimmer lighting mechanism can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: APA Marketing has received one report involving a touch dimmer lighting mechanism that overheated, causing visual fire damage to the entertainment center. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Encore! Home Entertainment furniture is made of wood with a cherry finish and contains glass door fronts. Although the units were sold in several combinations, the entire entertainment center contains: two piers, a light bridge, a TV cart, and a pair of media storage cabinets. On the back panel of the piers, the name “APA MARKETING” is printed on a label. The black control box is located inside the left pier and mounted next to the tube light in the back.

Sold at: Retail furniture stores and consumer electronics stores nationwide from July 2003 to January 2004 for $3,000 for the complete entertainment center. Individually, the piers cost about $700 each, the light bridge is $300, the TV cart is $600, and the media storage cabinet is $700 each.

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