October 8, 2002Viking Sewing Machines Has
Recalled Sewing Machines
- Viking Sewing Machines Inc. has recalled
about 11,000 Viking "Designer 1" sewing machines. Solder connections in the
main power supply of the sewing machines can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Viking has received two reports of the sewing machine's power supply smoking
and one report of a sewing machine catching fire. The fire was contained to
the sewing machine. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled sewing machines were manufactured in 1999, and are white with
the name "Designer 1" printed on the front of the machine. The serial
numbers are written on the bottom of the machine. Only serial numbers that
fall within the following ranges are included in the recall:
Serial numbers beginning with "7" and ending with "2'
Serial numbers beginning with "5" and ending with "3"
Serial numbers beginning with "4" and ending with "2"
Serial numbers beginning with "5" and ending with "0"
Serial numbers beginning with "6" and ending with "4"
Independent sewing machine dealers sold the recalled machines nationwide
from January 1999 to January 2000 for between $5,500 and $6,000.
Consumers should return the recalled sewing machines to the place where
purchased to receive a free replacement power supply component. For
additional information, contact Viking at (800) 446-2333 between 9 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at