FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 1999
Release # 00-026
Viking: (800) 446-2333
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076

CPSC, Viking Sewing Machines Recall Sewing Machines

PRODUCT: Sewing Machines - Viking Sewing Machines Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 1,100 Husqvarna Viking sewing machines. These model #1+ sewing machines have "VIKING Husqvarna" and "#1+" written on the front of the machine. Authorized Viking dealers sold these sewing machines nationwide from January 1998 through September 1998 for about $4,000. Consumers should check their sewing machine's serial number, located on the bottom of the machine. The machine is part of the recall if it falls within the following ranges:

Serial Number Range between 10000001 and 19999991
Serial Number Range between 20000009 and 29999999
Serial Number Range between 33600003 and 33699993
Serial Number Range between 50000002 and 59999992

PROBLEM: When removing the sewing machines power cord from the power transformer on the sewing machine, loose pins from the power transformer could remain in the cord, posing a risk of electric shock.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should only unplug these machines from the wall outlet, and should not remove the power cord from the sewing machine power transformer. Consumers should call an authorized Viking dealer to arrange for a free safety inspection. If needed, the dealer will replace the defective power transformer free of charge. For additional questions, contact Viking at (800) 446-2333 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.