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December 7, 1999

Viking Sewing Machines Recalled

Viking Sewing Machines RecalledCleveland, 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 machine.

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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