FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2004
Release # 04-100
APA Marketing's Hotline: (866) 220-9395 x 212

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Encore! Home Entertainment Wall Units

Units: 400

Importer: APA Marketing Inc., of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: The control box for the touch dimmer lighting mechanism can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: APA Marketing has received one report involving a touch dimmer lighting mechanism that overheated, causing visual fire damage to the entertainment center. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Encore! Home Entertainment furniture is made of wood with a cherry finish and contains glass door fronts. Although the units were sold in several combinations, the entire entertainment center contains: two piers, a light bridge, a TV cart, and a pair of media storage cabinets. On the back panel of the piers, the name "APA MARKETING" is printed on a label. The black control box is located inside the left pier and mounted next to the tube light in the back.

Sold at: Retail furniture stores and consumer electronics stores nationwide from July 2003 to January 2004 for $3,000 for the complete entertainment center. Individually, the piers cost about $700 each, the light bridge is $300, the TV cart is $600, and the media storage cabinet is $700 each.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should unplug the light fixtures from the outlet immediately and contact APA Marketing or the store where the wall unit was purchased for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact the company toll-free by calling (866) 220-9395 ext. 212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Wall Unit