|July 8, 2010
PDi Communications Recalls Televisions Installed in Healthcare Facilities Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Television Sets
Units: About 2,700
Importer/Distributor: PDi Communications Inc., of Springboro, Ohio
Hazard: A capacitor on the television's power supply board can fail, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: PDi Communications has received one report of an incident involving a flame in February 2010. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves 26-inch and 32-inch wall-mounted LCD television sets that were installed in healthcare facilities, such as hospitals, medical centers and nursing homes. Model and serial number ranges included in this recall are listed in the chart below. The model number is printed on a label on the back of the television sets. Other models of PDi television sets or units that are outside the serial number range are not included in this recall.
|Model Number||Serial Number Range
||0832-D009-00001-A through 0913-D009-02500
||0902-D010-00001-A through 0921-D010-01419
Sold by: PDi Communications to distributors that service healthcare facilities such as hospitals, medical centers and nursing homes nationwide from September 2008 through July 2009 for about $1,000.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Immediately stop using the recalled television sets, remove the power cord to prevent the TV from being powered on and contact PDi to receive a free repair. PDi began contacting healthcare facilities about this problem in March. Facilities that have not been contacted by PDi or its authorized agent should contact the firm for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact PDi at (800) 992-7734 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.pdiarm.com
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