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Mfr-Bulletins: CPSC, JVC Announce Recall to Repair Rear-Projection Televisions
March 9, 2005
Release # 05-130 JVC Service Hotline: (800) 252-5722
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, JVC Announce Recall to Repair Rear-Projection Televisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Rear-projection televisions
Units: 26,500
Manufacturer: JVC Americas Corp., of Wayne, N.J.

Hazard: An internal electrical connection can cause electrical arcing,
charring or smoking inside the television, which pose a fire risk to

Incidents/Injuries: JVC has received two reports of incidents, including
one case of melted television parts and one case of a minor television
fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled 52-inch and 61-inch JVC rear projection
televisions were manufactured between May 2004 and November 2004. The
televisions have the following model and serial numbers:

HD-52Z575: 10980014 through 16980772
HD-52Z575: 16986471 through 16989999
HD-52Z585: 10980031 through 16981502
HD-61Z575: 10980031 through 16982712
HD-61Z585: 10980031 through 16980942

The model and serial numbers can be found on the back of the television
in the lower center portion of the unit. The JVC logo appears on the
front of the television.

Sold at: Consumer electronic stores nationwide from July 2004 through
January 2005 for between $3,000 and $5,500.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact JVC for further
instructions and to schedule a free in-home service. JVC is contacting
registered consumers directly via regular mail and e-mail to arrange a
free at-home service.

Consumer Contact: Call JVC at (800) 252-5722 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.
ET any day or log on to the company's Web site at

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