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Toshiba Rear Projection Televisions

Description: Toshiba America Consumer Products Recall of Rear Projection Televisions Recall Alert U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 Originally issued July 3, 2003, Revised March 30, 2004 Alert #03-544 Note: Consumer contact telephone calling time and web site changes. CPSC, Toshiba America Consumer Products Announce Recall of Rear Projection Televisions Name of Product: Rear Projection Televisions Units: 3,400 Manufacturer: Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc., of Wayne, N.J. Hazard: If the capacitors short circuit due to a very high electrical surge, such as from a lightening strike, the metal parts on the television could present a shock or electrocution hazard. In addition, the metal jacks on the back of the television or another metal box attached to the television could present a shock or electrocution hazard as a result of the capacitors' failure. INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported. Description: This program includes a limited number of units of the following Toshiba rear projection televisions: Model 50A62, Model 51H83, and Model 57H83. To determine if your television set is affected by this corrective action, go to www.tacp.toshiba.com/safety_notice.asp and follow the instructions. Sold at: Consumer electronic stores, department stores, and mass merchandisers nationwide from April 21, 2003 through May 8, 2003 for between $999 and $2200. Manufactured in: U.S.A. Remedy: Toshiba has contacted many of the owners of the affected televisions. However, if you have not been contacted, please contact Toshiba at the phone number or Web site below. Consumers who have an affected television will receive a free replacement, which includes removal of the recalled television, delivery and installation of the replacement. Consumer Contact: (877) 290-6064, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 7 PM CT or go to http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/navShell.jsp?cf=Consumer_Notices Media Contact: Marlene Franklin or Tina Tuccillo at (973) 628-8000 [Source]

Toshiba Rear Projection Televisions Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date07/03/2003
Recall ID2497
Recall Number03544
Product TypeTelevisions, Mounts, Guards & Antennas
HazardElectrocution/Electric Shock
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