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Recall of the Week: VIZIO E-series flat panel TVs due to risk of tip over

TV 14251 800 - TV FrontVIZIO Inc. is recalling about 245,000 E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch televisions.

The stand assembly can fail and cause the TV to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

VIZIO has received 51 reports of the recalled TVs tipping over. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Vizio E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED flat panel TVs.

The flat panel TVs are black with “VIZIO” printed in the lower right corner of the television front and the VIZIO logo in the center of the back.

Click here to see the model and serial numbers included in the recall.

The TVs were sold at Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart, and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com, and other Internet retailers from December 2013 through June 2014. The cost was between $370 and $450.

Consumers using the stand assembly should immediately detach the stand, place the TV in a safe location, and contact VIZIO for a replacement stand assembly, the company and commission advise. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement stand assembly because the stand may be needed for future use.

For more information, call VIZIO at 855-472-7450 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website www.vizio.com and click on “Safety Notice.”

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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