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"Recall Alerts"

09-07-2010

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Subwoofer Speakers Recalled by Paradigm Electronics Due to Fire Hazard


(1) 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 consumers.

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 subwoofer.

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: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10333.html

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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