June 12, 1990Protecto Enterprises Recalls
Zenith Data Systems
Barrington, IL (SafetyAlerts) - Protecto Enterprises is
recalling 2,500 Zenith Data Systems Model ZVM122-T monochrome computer monitors because of
electric shock hazards to consumers, and possible fire and electrical damage to computers
on which they are installed. Two fires have been reported involving these monitors.
The model ZVM122-T computer monitors were developed for Federal use, and later prepared
for consumer use by Protecto Enterprises. These units were sold primarily by mail order by
Protecto and by Electrified Discounters of Hamden, CT in 1988-1989.
Consumers having a Zenith Data Systems ZVM122-T should immediately and carefully turn off
the unit and unplug it, avoiding contact with any metal parts of the cabinet or plug. The
model number can be found on the back of the unit, after the unit has first been carefully
All known purchasers are being contacted by mail. Consumers owning an affected unit may
contact "122-T Recall Central" at 1-800-752-6138 for instructions on returning
the unit for refund or replacement.
Zenith ZVM122 monitors which do not have the "T" suffix are not affected. Also,
no ZVM122-T monitors sold to Federal agencies by Zenith Data Systems are affected.
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