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CPSC, Toshiba America Consumer Products Announce Recall of Rear Projection Televisions

Jul 15, 2003 |

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall.

Name of Product: Rear Projection Televisions

Units: 3,400

Manufacturer: Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc., of Wayne, N.J.

Hazard: If the capacitors short circuit due to a very high electrical surge, such as from a lightening strike, the metal parts on the television could present a shock or electrocution hazard. In addition, the metal jacks on the back of the television or another metal box attached to the television could present a shock or electrocution hazard as a result of the capacitors' failure.


Description: This program includes a limited number of units of the following Toshiba rear projection televisions: Model 50A62, Model 51H83, and Model 57H83. To determine if your television set is affected by this corrective action, go to and follow the instructions.

Sold at: Consumer electronic stores, department stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide from April 21, 2003 through May 8, 2003 for between $999 and $2200.

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