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Sears portable color television sets

Description: Television Sets Repaired by Sears NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 1979 Release # 79-044 Repair Program Set For Sears Televisions WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 30) -- Sears, Roebuck and Co. today announced a repair program to correct a potential fire hazard in 21,000 of its 19-inch portable color television sets. The program is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The sets were manufactured with an electrical resistor which may overheat, possibly causing an internal fire which could spread to other combustible materials. The sets were sold from 1973 through 1975. Sears has received consumer reports of five fires in the television sets. No injuries have been reported. The sets were sold nationwide under the "Sears" brand name for approximately $490. They can be identified by one of the following model numbers on the back of the cabinet: 564.41990300, 564.419913000, 564.41991301, 564.41991302 or 564.41991303. No other sets are involved. Consumers should contact their local Sears store or service center to arrange for free repairs. To verify model numbers, consumers also may contact CPSC's toll-free Hotline 800/638-2772. [Learn More]

Sears portable color television sets Recall Information

Recall Date08/30/1979
Recall ID3978
Recall Number79044
Product TypeTelevisions, Mounts, Guards & Antennas
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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