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In case anyone has one of these:

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For Immediate Release
April 17, 2003
Release # 03-108
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson (301) 504-7051
Thomson Media Contact: James Harper (317) 587-4347
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Amplifier Recall Hotline: (800) 613-0897


CPSC, Thomson Announce Recall of Home Entertainment Amplifiers


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Thomson Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind., is voluntarily
recalling about 50,000 home entertainment amplifiers. The amplifier can
overheat due to a lack of ventilation, which can cause melting of the
plastic front cover and pose a shock hazard to consumers.

Thomson has received 12 reports of the amplifiers overheating,
some of which resulted in melting of the plastic front cover or
faceplate. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled RCA(r) 650-Watt Home Entertainment amplifiers include
model numbers RT2600, RT2600DVD and RT2600DVD5 and serial numbers
beginning with 220 through 230. The model and serial numbers can be
found on a label on the back of the unit in the lower left corner. The
recalled units may also have an "A" as the last character in the model
number. The amplifier units are silver and are about 17 inches wide, 16
inches deep, and 5 inches high. The amplifiers were manufactured in
China.

Radio Shack, Best Buy, and other retailers sold the amplifiers
from May 2002 through March 2003 for between $300 and $380.

Consumers should unplug the units immediately and contact Thomson
at (800) 613-0897 anytime for information on how to receive a free
repair. Consumers also can log on to the company's website at
www.rca.com/recall.


To see a picture of the recalled product(s) and/or to establish a
link from your web site to this press release on CPSC's web site,
link to the following address:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03108.html
 

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