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CPSC, Polk Audio Announce Recall of LSiW Powered Subwoofers

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Recall Date:
January 26, 2005

Recall Details

January 26, 2005
Alert #05-533

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: LSiW Powered Subwoofer

Units: About 670

Retailer: Polk Audio Inc., of Baltimore, Md.

Hazard: Electrical components in the subwoofer can overheat and fail, resulting in electrical arcing and smoke.

Incidents/Injuries: Polk Audio has received six reports of smoke coming from these subwoofers. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall includes Polk Audio model LSiW subwoofers with part numbers AM8080-A (Ebony enclosure) and AM8083-A (Cherry enclosure). Affected subwoofers have a serial number from AM808000100 to AM808000597 for the Ebony enclosure and AM808300100 to AM808300599 for the Cherry enclosure. The serial number can be found on the bottom, back edge of the subwoofer. The subwoofer measures 16 ?-inches high by 16 7/8-inches wide by 19 3/8-inches deep, and weighs about 81 pounds.

Sold at: Stereo and electronics stores nationwide from June 2004 through August 2004 for about $1,180.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled subwoofer, unplug it, and call Polk Audio's Customer Service department for instructions on obtaining a replacement subwoofer or a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Polk Audio, Inc. at (800) 377-7655 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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