August 7, 2014 — The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of about 245,000 flat-screen televisions from VIZIO after receiving 51 reports of the TVs tipping over due to a narrow stand.
No injuries have been reported but the problem does pose a safety hazard, especially for small children.
The CPSC has published a recall notification with a list of affected models and serial numbers.
The recall involves E-Series 39” and 42” Full-Array LED flat panel televisions. They are marked with the “VIZIO” logo printed in the lower right corner. The logo is also printed on the center of the back of the TV.
The TVs were sold between December 2013 and June 2014 for $370-450 at major retail stores, including Best Buy, Meijer, Target, and Walmart. They were also sold online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com, and more.
What Should I Do?
Vizio is offering consumers a free replacement stand:
“Consumers using the stand assembly should immediately detach the stand, place the television in a safe location and contact VIZIO for a replacement stand assembly. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement stand assembly in case the stand is needed for future use.”
Do I have a Flat Screen TV Injury Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting defective TV induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by a flat-screen TV that tipped over, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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