Vizio Issues a Recall on 245,000 HDTVs for a Tip-Over Problem
Vizio just issued a recall on several HDTV screen sizes sold during the last 7 months for the potential of tipping-over. This is due to the defective table stands included with the TVs. Vizio states there have been 51 reports of table stand failure of its 39- and 42-inch models.
If you have one of these TVs, or another Vizio TV with a table stand failure, you should contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC).
Details (including model numbers affected and links) after the break.
Below are the model numbers affected. If you have one of these models you should contact Vizio for instructions on obtaining a replacement stand.
Vizio is also offering to extend the warranty on these models from 1 year to 2 years. Here is the info provided by the USCPSC:
This recall involves Vizio E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED flat panel televisions. The flat panel televisions are black with “VIZIO” printed in the lower right corner of the television front and the VIZIO logo in the center of the back. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:
|39 Inch||Model No. E390-B0||LAE 8PSBP 4600517 to LAE 8PSBP 4701297LAE APSBP 500001 to LAE APSBP 4501376LAQ 8PSBP 5000001 to LAQ 8PSBQ 0804968LAQ APSBP 4400181 to LAQ APSBQ 2201656LAT 8PSBP 4801682 to LAT 8PSBP 5008235LAT APSBP 4800026 to LAT APSBQ 1701656LAU 8PSBP 4600301 to LAU 8PSBP 5100030
LAU APSBP 4400001 to LAU APSBQ 1100020
|Smart TV Model No. E390i-B0||LAE 8PSAP 4600217 to LAE 8PSAP 4800364LAE APSAP 4300237 to LAE APSAP 4401296LAQ 8PSAQ 1500001 to LAQ 8PSAQ 1505973LAQ APSAP 4401657 to LAQ APSAQ 2401656LAT APSAQ 0300001 to LAT APSAQ 1701656LAU 8PSAP 4600001 to LAU 8PSAP 4600216LAU APSAP 4300001 to LAU APSAP 4300216
|42 Inch||Smart TV Model No. E420i-B0||LAQ APTAP 5200001 to LAQ APTAQ 2107039LAU APTAP 5000001 to LAU APTAQ 2408327|
Model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the television.
VIZIO has received 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers using the stand assembly should immediately detach the stand, place the television in a safe location and contact VIZIO for a replacement stand assembly. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement stand assembly in case the stand is needed for future use.
Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide , online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com and other internet retailers from December 2013 through June 2014 for between $370 and $450.
AmTRAN Technology Company Ltd., of Taipei City, Taiwan
VIZIO Inc., of Irvine, Calif.
Manufactured in China and Mexico
If you have any Vizio HDTV that has a stand that has broken, regardless of model we urge you to use this link to contact the US Consumer Product Safety Commission .
If you have one of the listed models that hasn’t failed you should still contact Vizio here.
The listed models are not the only Vizio with failing stands. We found another victim of Vizio stand failure here.
Other Tip Over Problems
Earlier this year we published a report regarding the dangers of TV tip-overs, including solutions to secure your HDTV. This is especially important if there are children in the home. Click our article regarding TV tip-overs here .
Previous Vizio Problems
Click this link to learn about Vizio’s previous recall due to picture loss on its large screen HDTVs.
In a prior article here Vizio owners complained about their TVs catching on fire.
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