|October 20, 2005
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted 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: In-wall amplified volume control keypads
Units: About 650
Manufacturer: Dana Innovations, of San Clemente, Calif.
Hazard: The amplifier in the keypad can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Dana Innovations has received one report of overheating. There are no reports of injury or property damage.
Description: Sold under the brand names Architectural Audio and HomeTech, these in-wall volume controls were professionally installed as part of whole house audio systems. The switch plate covers for the recalled systems are white or almond, and "aVc" (amplified volume control) is imprinted above the volume control. They have the following model numbers:
The model number is not visible to the consumer, and consumers are instructed not to remove the keypads from the wall to look for a model number. All serial numbers are included in the recall.
Sold at: Custom installation dealers and through homebuilders nationwide from May 2003 through June 2005 for about $150.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should turn off and stop using these amplified volume control keypads immediately, and contact Dana Innovations to arrange for a free replacement. Dana Innovations distributors are directly contacting consumers with the recalled systems.
Consumer Contact: Call Dana Innovations toll free at (888) 484-6782 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT 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.
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