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Sharp 27-Inch Sharp Conventional Tube (CRT) televisions

Description: Sharp Electronics Corp. Recall of Conventional Tube Televisions NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2005 Release #05-161 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 291-4289 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Sharp Electronics Corp. Announce Recall of Conventional Tube Televisions 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: 27-Inch Sharp Conventional Tube (CRT) televisions Units: About 373,000 Manufacturer: Sharp Electronics Corp., of Mahwah, N.J. Hazard: Power button can break allowing objects to be inserted through the opening. Foreign materials such as crayons, metal objects or straws can ignite posing a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Sharp has received 23 reports of fires. One incident is reported to have resulted in $20,000 in property damage. The others resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recalled 27-inch Sharp conventional tube televisions include models 27RS50, 27RS100 and CSR5027. The model number can be found on the label on the back of the television. Sold at: The recalled televisions were sold at electronics retailers, department stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from March 2001 through February 2005 for about $250. Manufactured in: Mexico Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using these recalled televisions and contact Sharp Electronics Corp. for a free repair. Consumer Contact: Call Sharp Electronics Corp. at (800) 291-4289 anytime or log onto the firm's Web site at www.sharpusa.com/tv - consumers can also email Sharp at TV@sharpsec.com [Source]

Sharp 27-Inch Sharp Conventional Tube (CRT) televisions Recall Information

Country of OriginMexico
Recall Date04/21/2005
Recall ID2919
Recall Number05161
Product TypeTelevisions, Mounts, Guards & Antennas
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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