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Haier America recalls 42-inch LED TVs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Haier America Trading L.L.C., today announced a voluntary recall of Haier® 42-inch LED TVs. 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: Haier® 42-inch LED TVs

Units: About 5,000

Importer: Haier America Trading L.L.C., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The TV stand's neck support can break and cause the TV to tip over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: Haier America and CPSC have received 184 reports of the TV stand's neck cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Haier 42-inch LED TVs with model number LE42B1380. "Haier" is printed on the front of the TV and the model number is printed on a label on the back of the unit.

Sold at: Fry's Electronics and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from September 2011 through March 2012 for about $450.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the TV, detach the TV from the stand, and keep both the TV and the base in a safe location. Consumers should contact Haier America to request a free replacement stand neck to be used with the original base. Consumers with a wall-mounted TV may continue to use it but should request a free replacement stand neck in case the TV is used with the stand in the future.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Haier America toll-free at (877) 813-8516 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Saturday and between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Sundays. Consumers can visit the firm's website at www.haieramerica.com and click Product Recalls.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13002.html

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