According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Sharp Electronics Corporation of Mahwah, NJ recently recalled one of their televisions. This is a voluntary recall that was released on August 31, 2010.
What is being recalled?
Approximately 9,000 Sharp LCD-TVs are involved in this recall.
What’s the problem?
The neck support portion of the TV stand can break. Though no injuries have been reported yet, if this happens, the TV could tip over and injure you, your children, or your pets. Depending on where you have placed this television in your home, there is a chance it may break as well.
Which specific TVs are involved?
The TVs that are being recalled are Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs bearing the model number LC-32SB28UT. They also have serial numbers including 0028 32837 through 0028 35190, 0048 57501 through 0048 59020, 0048 61401 through 0048 64020, and 0048 72001 through 0048 78800. They were manufactured from March 2010 through April 2010. There is a label on the back of each unit which includes the model and serial numbers, as well as the date of manufacture. These TVs were manufactured in China and sold for about $550 in major retail stores all over the US from March 2010 through August 2010.
What do I do now?
If your TV fit’s the above description, contact Sharp at (800) 291-4289 or sharpusa.com to request your free replacement stand neck support. If you have already been injured, or know of any other safety hazards involving these TVs, be sure to report it to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is interested in hazards posed by all products, not just this one. Call them at (800) 638-2772 if you know of another product that is potentially dangerous or has caused injuries.