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Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:13 pm

Panasonic recalls flat screen televisions and swivel stands

Panasonic recalls flat screen televisions and swivel stands due to the mounting screws that connect the swivel stand to the television can come loose and cause the television to tip over and fall off the stand unexpectedly, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.

This recall involves Panasonic 55-inch, LED/LCD flat screen televisions with a tabletop swivel stand intended for use in hotels, government buildings and schools. The televisions are black and “Panasonic” is printed on the front.  The television's model number is TH055LRU50. The model number is printed on a tag located in the center of the back of the television. The swivel stand is a glossy black color and measures 50.5 inches long by 32 inches tall by 11.1 inches deep.  There is a label on the front underside of the base as well as a number etched into the metal.

Consumers using the swivel stand should immediately detach it, place the television in a safe location away from children and contact Panasonic for a free repair kit. 

Consumers can contact Panasonic toll-free at 855-772-8324 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email prodisplaysupport@us.panasonic.com or online at www.panasonic.com and click on “ANNOUNCEMENT” for more information. 

The television and swivel stands were sold to hotels, government buildings and schools from July 2012 through March 2014 for about $1,825 for the television and the swivel stand.