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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2003
Release # 04-021
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: Russound CAV6.6 Audio Video Controller/Amplifiers
Manufacturer: Russound Inc., of Newmarket, N.H.
Hazard: The Controller/Amplifiers can short circuit and overheat, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Russound has received one report of a controller/amplifier short circuiting and smoking, though no injuries or property damage has been reported.
Description: The recalled Russound CAV6.6 Controller/Amplifiers have serial numbers ranging between 03141500000000 and 03281500000500, which can be found on the back panel in the upper right hand corner. The black amplifiers also have the words, "CAV6.6 Multizone Controller" printed in silver letters on the front of the unit.
Sold at: Electronics distributors and resellers and audio/video retailers nationwide sold the controller/amplifiers between May 2003 and September 2003 for about $2,200.
Manufactured in: South Korea.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product and the outlet. Dealers and installers will contact consumers directly to arrange for a free repair. Consumers who have not been contacted directly should call their dealer/installer or Russound.
Consumer Contact: Russound at (800) 638-8055 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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