|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2009
Milestone's Recall Hotline: (877) 277-3707
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: LCD television wall mounts
Units: About 140,000
Manufacturer: Milestone AV Technologies, of Savage, Minn.
Hazard: The wall mount can crack when used with televisions 26 inches and larger or with televisions that include a DVD player. The television can then fall from the wall mount and pose a serious risk of injury to consumers standing nearby.
Incidents/Injuries: Milestone is aware of 28 incidents in which the mount has cracked and the television has fallen from its mount. No injuries have been reported.
Description: These wall mounts are used with flat screen LCD televisions. The recalled wall mounts are INIT models NT-TVM103 and NT-TVM104. The model numbers can be found on the UL sticker on the television interface.
Sold at: Best Buy stores nationwide from June 2007 through December 2008 for between $60 and $90.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the wall mounts and contact Milestone to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: Call Milestone toll-free at (877) 277-3707 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to the company's recall Web site at www.milestone.com/initmount
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.