|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|July 11, 1988|
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Electro-Voice, Inc. has recalled EVX professional sound reinforcement loudspeakers built and shipped between July 31, 1987 and February 8, 1988. The loudspeaker components, model numbers EVX-150, EVX-156, EVX-180, EVX-184, EVX-1500 and EVX-1800 contain uninsulated lead wires and overly - long terminal lugs which may, during maximum excursion, ignite the carbon fiber/paper composite speaker cone. Approximately 65 speakers remain unaccounted for (as of June 28, 1988), sold mainly in New York City and northern California; the majority of these are said to have been sold to customers who took them out of the United States.
Consumers should immediately return EVX loudspeakers purchased before March 1, 1988 to their place of purchase. Those customers who return loudspeaker model numbers EVX-150, EVX-156, and EVX-180 will receive in exchange a newly manufactured unit with fully tested modification in place. Credit will be issued to those customers who return loudspeaker model numbers EVX-1500, EXV-1800, and EVX-184. All EVX loudspeakers purchased after the above date have improved performance characteristics and full safety modifications in place.
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