CPSC, Toshiba America Consumer Products Announce Recall of Rear Projection TelevisionsJul 15, 2003 | www.safetyalerts.com The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall.
Name of Product: Rear Projection Televisions
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.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
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 www.tacp.toshiba.com/safety_notice.asp 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.