October 29, 2003CPSC, Russound Inc. Announce Recall to
Repair Audio Video Controller / Amplifiers
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Russound CAV6.6 Audio Video Controller/Amplifiers
Manufacturer:Russound Inc., of Newmarket, N.H.
Hazard: The Controller/Amplifiers can short circuit and overheat, posing a
risk of injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Russound has received one report of a
controller/amplifier short circuiting and smoking, though no injuries or
property damage has been reported.
Description: The recalled Russound CAV6.6 Controller/Amplifiers have serial
numbers ranging between 03141500000000 and 03281500000500, which can be
found on the back panel in the upper right hand corner. The black amplifiers
also have the words, ?CAV6.6 Multizone Controller? printed in silver letters
on the front of the unit.
Sold at: Electronics distributors and resellers and audio/video retailers
nationwide sold the controller/amplifiers between May 2003 and September
2003 for about $2,200.
Manufactured in:South Korea.
Remedy:Consumers should immediately disconnect the power cord from the rear
of the product and the outlet. Dealers and installers will contact consumers
directly to arrange for a free repair. Consumers who have not been contacted
directly should call their dealer/installer or Russound.
Consumer Contact: Russound at (800) 638-8055 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday or log on to the company?s Web site at
Firm?s Media Contact: Dinesh Sadhwani, National Sales Manager, at (800)