|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 26, 2002
|Madrigal Recall Hotline: (800) 424-8043|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Madrigal Audio Laboratories, Inc., of Middletown, Conn., is voluntarily recalling about 1,300 subwoofer speakers. A screw inside of the subwoofer can cause a high voltage short, which could cause a severe injury to consumers through an electric shock.
Madrigal has received one report of electric shock; though, no injuries have been reported.
The recalled Revel B-15 subwoofers have an outer cabinet with a black or gray speaker grill on the front and are about 20 inches in width, height, and depth. The brand name "Revel" is printed on the bottom left of the rear panel and "PERFORMA B15 SUBWOOFER" is printed on the bottom right. The 1000W subwoofers were made in the United States.
Specialty audio dealers sold the subwoofers nationwide and in Puerto Rico from January 2001 through October 2002 for about $3,000.
Consumers should not touch the rear panel, use the power switch, or remove the power cord or any connections from the back of the unit until it is repaired. Consumers should immediately contact the dealer from whom the subwoofer was purchased or Madrigal at (800) 424-8043 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a free repair and new computer software. Consumers also can visit the company's website at www.revelspeakers.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 years.
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