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Subwoofer Speakers Recalled by Paradigm Electronics Due to Fire Hazard
SUBWOOFER SPEAKERS RECALLED BY PARADIGM ELECTRONICS DUE TO FIRE HAZARD
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal
to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Paradigm Cinema 70 CT Subwoofers
Units: About 2,200
Importer: Paradigm Electronics, of Ontario, Canada
Hazard: The subwoofer can overheat when the speaker system is played at
high outputs for an extended period of time, posing a fire hazard to
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a subwoofer
overheating causing minor property damage to the carpet beneath the
speaker. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves subwoofer speakers sold as part of the
Paradigm Cinema 70 CT 120 volt and Paradigm Cinema 70 CT 230 volt
system. The speakers have a black finish and serial numbers beginning
with 111028 and higher. The serial number is located on the amp panel on
the back of the subwoofer. The speaker system includes two front
speakers, two rear speakers, a center channel and subwoofer. Subwoofers
with an amperage rating of 1.25A L 250 volt are not included in this
recall. The amperage rating is located on the back panel of the
Sold at: Small specialty stores and independent audio products dealers
nationwide and online at Amazon.com from July 2009 through August 2010
for about $700.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled speakers
and contact Paradigm for a repair kit. The kit contains a replacement
fuse and detailed instructions on how to remove the fuse and install a
new one. Consumers will also receive a revised fuse rating label to be
applied directly over the original label.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Paradigm toll-free
at (877) 419-1994 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday,
or visit the firm's website at www.paradigm.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
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