December 7, 1999Viking Sewing Machines Recalled
OH (SafetyAlerts) - Viking Sewing
Machines Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 1,100 Husqvarna Viking sewing machines
because of a possible electric shock hazard.
When removing the sewing machines
power cord from the power transformer on the sewing machine, loose pins from the power
transformer could remain in the cord, posing a risk of electric shock.
These model #1+ sewing machines have
"VIKING Husqvarna" and "#1+" written on the front of the machine. The
machine is part of the recall if it falls within the following ranges:
10000001 to 19999991
20000009 to 29999999
33600003 to 33699993
50000002 to 59999992
Authorized Viking dealers sold these
sewing machines nationwide from January 1998 through September 1998 for about $4,000.
Consumers should check their sewing machine's serial number, located on the bottom of the
Consumers should only unplug these
machines from the wall outlet, and should not remove the power cord from the sewing
machine power transformer.
Consumers should call an authorized
Viking dealer to arrange for a free safety inspection. If needed, the dealer will replace
the defective power transformer free of charge.
For additional questions, contact
Viking at (800) 446-2333 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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