September 9, 2014 — AmTRAN Video is recalling about 27,000 JVC 42-inch flat-screen TVs because the stand can crack, allowing the TV to tip over and cause injury.
At least 16 incidents have been reported in which the TV neck stand cracked unexpectedly. There are no reports of injury.
The recall affects JVC 42-inch, Emerald Series Full HD 1080P LED flat panel televisions. They are marked with Model EM42FTR and a serial number beginning with “T”. The TVs are black with “JVC” printed in the lower center of the television front. Model and serial numbers are located on the bottom left on the back of the television.
The TVs were sold from February 2014 through August 2014 at major retailers, including BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Walmart. They were also sold online. Each TV cost between $370-470.
What is the problem?
Last month, the CPSC recalled another flat-screen TV for a similar problem. About 245,000 of the VIZIO 39-inch and 42-inch E-Series flat-screen TVs were recalled after the manufacturer received 51 reports of tipping over due to a narrow stand. Click here to read more.
In July 2013, Pediatrics published a study in which researchers estimated that 381,000 children under 18 years old were injured by TVs that tipped over between 1990-2011. Nearly two-thirds of the incidents involved children under three years old. Unfortunately, the number and rate of TV-related injuries increased significantly during the study period.
Do I have a TV Tip-Over Injury Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting defective TV induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or your child was injured by a recalled TV that tipped over, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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