July 15, 2003CPSC, Toshiba America Consumer Products
Announce Recall of Rear Projection Televisions
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall.
Name of Product: Rear Projection Televisions
Manufacturer: Toshiba America Consumer Products, Inc., of Wayne, N.J.
Hazard: If the capacitors short circuit due to a very high electrical surge,
such as from a lightening strike, the metal parts on the television could
present a shock or electrocution hazard. In addition, the metal jacks on the
back of the television or another metal box attached to the television could
present a shock or electrocution hazard as a result of the capacitors'
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.
Description: This program includes a limited number of units of the
following Toshiba rear projection televisions: Model 50A62, Model 51H83, and
Model 57H83. To determine if your television set is affected by this
corrective action, go to www.tacp.toshiba.com/safety_notice.asp and follow
Sold at: Consumer electronic stores, department stores, and mass
merchandisers nationwide from April 21, 2003 through May 8, 2003 for between
$999 and $2200.
Manufactured in: U.S.A.
Remedy: Toshiba has contacted many of the owners of the affected
televisions. However, if you have not been contacted, please contact Toshiba
at the phone number or Web site below. Consumers who have an affected
television will receive a free replacement, which includes removal of the
recalled television, delivery and installation of the replacement.
Consumer Contact: (877) 290-6064, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or go to:
Media Contact: Marlene Franklin or Tina Tuccillo at (973) 628-8000.