September 9, 2014 — The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall for about 27,000 JVC 42-inch flat-panel televisions because it can tip over and cause injury.
The problem is that the neck of the stand can crack and cause the TV to tip over unexpectedly. The manufacturer, AmTRAN Video, has received 16 reports of cracked TV neck stands. No injuries have been reported.
Products affected by the recall include:
- JVC 42-inch, Emerald Series Full HD 1080P LED flat panel televisions: Model EM42FTR and serial number beginning with “T”. The flat panel televisions are black with “JVC” printed in the lower center of the television front.
Products were sold from February through August 2014 for between $370-470 at BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Walmart, other retail stores, and online.
This is not the first flat-screen TV recall this year. In August, the CPSC announced a similar recall for about 245,000 VIZIO flat-screen televisions after receiving 51 reports of the products tipping over due to a narrow stand. Click here to read more.
Last year, the journal Pediatrics published a study that estimated 380,885 children under 18 years old were treated in emergency departments for a TV-related injury between 1990 and 2011. Over 64% of children were under three years old. In addition, the number and rate of injuries associated with falling TVs increased significantly during the study period.
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