RCA announces amp recall

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  1. Chris_Morris

    Chris_Morris Screenwriter

    Jan 4, 2002
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    In case anyone has one of these:

    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

    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

    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:
  2. JeremyFr

    JeremyFr Supporting Actor

    Jan 28, 2003
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    why does this not surprise me hehe.

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