The CPSC Announced The Recall Of Encore Home Entertainment Wall Units. 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
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.
Reports Involving Touch Lighting Mechanism That Overheated
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 â€œAPA MARKETINGâ€� 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.