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CPSC, Linn Inc. Announce Recall of Power Amplifiers for Sound Systems

  • Recalled Linn AV5105 2-Channel Power Amplifier
  • Recalled Linn LK240 Single-Channel Power Amplifier
  • Recalled Linn AV5150 Melodik Bass Extension Loudspeaker System
Name of Product:
Linn Power Amplifiers and Linn Melodik Bass Extension Loudspeaker Systems
Hazard:

The amplifier's capacitors can overheat, blow a fuse, and damage the products to which they are connected, presenting a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
June 16, 2004
Units:

About 2,157 units

Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Linn Inc. toll- free at (800) 595-6770 anytime.

Recall Details

Description:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Linn Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla. is voluntarily recalling about 2,157 Linn Power Amplifiers and Linn Melodik Bass Extension Loudspeaker Systems. The amplifier's capacitors can overheat, blow a fuse, and damage the products to which they are connected, presenting a fire hazard.

Name of product: Linn Power Amplifiers and Linn Melodik Bass Extension Loudspeaker Systems

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 12-1/2 inches by 12-1/2 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 website at www.linninc.com.

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

Among the 70 reported incidents, there were two reports of heat damage to the cover of the connected speakers. No injuries reported.

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).
Distributor(s):
Linn Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla.
Manufactured In:
Scotland
Recall number:
04-162

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