|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2007
Elmo’s Recall Hotline: (877) 275-3566
Epson’s Recall Hotline: (800) 444-1498
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Elmo USA Corp. Recalls Visual Presenters Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Visual Presenters (sold as Image Presentation Cameras by Epson)
Units: About 54,000
Distributor: ELMO USA Corp. of Plainview, NY
Manufacturer: ELMO Co. Ltd., of Japan
Hazard: Improperly installed fluorescent top lights in the presenter can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Visual presenters capture images to LCD panels, LCD projectors and TV monitors. The recall includes presenters sold under the ELMO, Epson, Doar Communications, Vtel and Tandberg brand names. The presenters were manufactured between December 1993 and December 2003. The manufacturer information is located on the side, rear and bottom of the main body of the following ELMO model numbers, EV-500AF, EV-400AF, EV-6000AF, EV-8000AF, HV-5000XG, HV-7000SX, HV-8000SX, EV-4400AF, HV-5100XG and Epson model ELPDC02.
Sold by: Elmo dealers, office supply stores and other retailers nationwide from December 1993 to June 2006 for between $2,600 and $9,000.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled visual presenters immediately and contact Elmo USA for all models except Epson. All Epson owners should contact Epson. Consumers with recalled units will receive a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Elmo USA at (877) 275-3566 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.elmousa.com. Epson customers should contact Epson at (800) 444-1498 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.epson.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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