FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2012
Release #13-002
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 813-8516
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Haier America Recalls 42-inch LED-TVs Due to Risk of Injury

 

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: Haier® 42-inch LED TVs

Units: About 5,000

Importer: Haier America Trading L.L.C., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The TV stand's neck support can break and cause the TV to tip over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: Haier America and CPSC have received 184 reports of the TV stand's neck cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Haier 42-inch LED TVs with model number LE42B1380. "Haier" is printed on the front of the TV and the model number is printed on a label on the back of the unit.

Sold at: Fry's Electronics and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $450.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and detach the TV from the stand and keep both the TV and the base in a safe location. Consumers should contact Haier America to request a free replacement stand neck to be used with the original base. Consumers with a wall-mounted TV may continue to use it but should request a free replacement stand neck in case the TV is used with the stand in the future.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Haier America toll-free at (877) 813-8516 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Saturday and between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Sundays. Consumers can visit the firm's website at www.haieramerica.com and click on Product Recalls.



Picture of recalled LED TV





Detail of recalled LED TV label and its location on the back of the TV

Haier 42-inch LED TV Model LE42B13800