Vizio Recalls 245,000 Flat Screen TVs at Risk of Tipping Over

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Vizio is recalling about 245,000 flat panel televisions because the stands they come with can give way, leading the TVs to tip over, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday.

The recalled TVs, made by AmTRAN Technology of Taiwan and manufactured in China and Mexico, are part of the Vizio E-Series. The recall includes 39-inch and 42-inch models. The LED TVs were sold for $370 to $450 between December and June at retailers nationwide including Amazon.com, (AMZN) Best Buy (BBY), Walmart (WMT) and Target (TGT).

Vizio told the commission that the company has received reports of at least 51 TVs toppling. The recalled TVs are black and have the brand "Vizio" on the front in the lower right corner and the company logo in the rear. A list of models and serial numbers can be found on the CPSC site.

If you have one of the recalled TVs, you're asked to detach the stand, put the TV someplace safe and request a free replacement stand sent to you. Even those with wall-mounted TVs are asked to request the new stand in case those units are ever moved to a stand, the CPSC said.

Consumers can contact Vizio at (855) 472-7450 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. In addition, Vizio is supposed to post a safety notice on vizio.com.

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Jon Feiler

shocker Vizio recalled! what quality!

August 07 2014 at 9:50 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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pdbocc

I've had mine for four years and it works perfectly

August 08 2014 at 12:22 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
korrectionelecshun

don't buy anything n take all your money out of your bank accounts n close all accounts ,till this muslim clown is removed from our white house in handcuffs in 2014 as the whole country has been in downward death spiral since JAN~20~09. !!!!

August 07 2014 at 5:30 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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democrap2

Perhaps the TV's will tip over on some Obama supporters and save the taxpayers millions in Government Handouts.

August 07 2014 at 8:52 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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pfish1019

Visio is the worst piece of junk TV you can buy. Mine lasted two weeks past the 1 year warantee, replaced the 90.00 factory part and that lasted less than 3 months. Now they can't even get it to stand up?
People, really. The only way to stop this thievery is to do a little internet research before forking out your dough for disposable junk. I opted to a Sony Brava. 20 bucks more and it's going on three years. Do the math.

August 07 2014 at 5:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
petpetdon

Many drunks are in danger of tipping over.

Put them in a safe place until they are sober. Thank you, end of recall message.

August 07 2014 at 3:28 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
weirdo

This is how a defect is handled...."If you have one of the recalled TVs, you're asked to detach the stand, put the TV someplace safe and request a free replacement stand sent to you. Even those with wall-mounted TVs are asked to request the new stand in case those units are ever moved to a stand, the CPSC said......
Paying attention, GM???

August 06 2014 at 10:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply