|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 291-4289
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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32-Inch Sharp LCD-TVs Recalled Due to Risk of Injury
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: Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs
Units: About 9,000
Manufacturer: Sharp Electronics Corporation, of Mahwah, N.J.
Hazard: The TV stand's neck support can break and cause the TV to tip-over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs with model number LC-32SB28UT. The model number, serial number and manufacture dates of March 2010 through April 2010, are printed on a label on the back of the unit. Serial numbers included in the recall are:
|Serial Number Range
|0028 32837 through 0028 35190
|0048 57501 through 0048 59020
|0048 61401 through 0048 64020
|0048 72001 through 0048 78800
No other model or serial number is included in this recall.
Sold by: Major retail stores nationwide from March 2010 through August 2010 for about $550.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Sharp to arrange for a free replacement stand neck support.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sharp at (800) 291-4289 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.sharpusa.com
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