WASHINGTON — VIZIO has recalled nearly a quarter-million flat screen televisions because of issues with the television’s stand.
“The stand assembly can fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission posted online. “This recall involves Vizio E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED flat panel televisions. The flat panel televisions are black with ‘VIZIO’ printed in the lower right corner of the television front and the VIZIO logo in the center of the back.”
The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:
“VIZIO has received 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over,” the agency wrote. “No injuries have been reported.”
People using the TV stand should detach it and place the television in a safe location.
VIZIO will replace the stand if you call (855) 472-7450 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday.
You can find more information at www.vizio.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.
The recalled stands were sold at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, Costco.com, Sams.com and other stores between December 2013 and June 2014.