|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2004
Release # 04-162
|Linn's Hotline: (800) 595-6770
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: Linn Power Amplifiers and Linn Melodik Bass Extension Loudspeaker System
Units: About 2,157 units
Distributor: Linn Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla.
Hazard: The amplifier's capacitors can overheat, blow a fuse, and damage the products to which they are connected, presenting a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Among the 70 reported incidents, there were two reports of heat damage to the cover of the connected speakers. No injuries reported.
Description: The Linn AV5105 2-Channel Power Amplifier comes in black or silver and is 3 inches by 15 inches by 14 inches; all serial numbers of this model are recalled. The Linn LK240 Single-Channel Power Amplifier comes in black or silver and is 3 inches by 12 ? inches by 12 ? inches; all serial numbers of this model are recalled. The Linn AV5150 Melodik Bass Extension Loudspeaker System comes in black ash, American cherry, or maple and is 19 inches by 25 inches by 19 inches; only serial numbers 1001 to 714451 are recalled. The model numbers and serial numbers are on the front panel, printed on the bottom of the product, or on the control panel near the main power supply.
Sold at: Specialty retail stores throughout the U.S. and Canada from May 1996 through December 2003 for about $1895 (AV5105); $1300 (LK240); and $4265-$4950 (AV5150 Melodik).
Manufactured in: Scotland.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the amplifiers immediately and contact Linn Inc. at (800) 595-6770 for information on how to obtain free repair of the recalled product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Linn Inc. toll- free at (800) 595-6770 anytime or log on to the company's Web site at www.linninc.com
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