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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 1995

Release # 96-013
CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184

CPSC, GrandeTel Technologies, Inc. Announce Recall Program to Repair TV Sets

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), GrandeTel Technologies, Inc. of Richmond, B.C. Canada, (formerly known as MTC Electronic Technologies Co., Ltd.) is announcing a program to repair 45,000 television sets bearing the name "MTC." A resistor on the TV's main component board may overheat, resulting in a potential fire hazard.

GrandeTel Technologies is aware of one recent incident in the United States in which the resistor overheated and created a fire. CPSC and GrandeTel Technologies are not aware of any injuries involving these television sets.

The 13-inch color televisions have the brand name "MTC" on the lower left front cabinet. They were sold nationwide for up to $150 at small retailers and large merchandisers since November 1992. The repair recall program involves televisions with the following model and serial numbers located on the rear cabinet: MTV1428R (serial number beginning with "92"), MTV1428RF (serial number beginning with "93"), MTV1429RF (serial number beginning with "93"), MTV1428CC (serial number beginning with "93" and serial number 9403 212 00001 - 9410 212 20160), and MTV1429CC (serial number beginning with "93" and serial number 9405 113 00001 - 9408 213 01680).

Consumers who own the recalled television sets should immediately stop using them and call GrandeTel Technologies' service center, Service Concept International (SCI), at (800)346-3931 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. SCI will help consumers determine whether their television set is part of this recall and will arrange to repair the unit at no cost to the consumer.

Media inquiries of the company can be directed to J. Patrick Howe at (416) 863-6632.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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