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: Russound CAV6.6 Audio Video Controller/Amplifiers
Manufacturer: Russound Inc., of Newmarket, N.H.
Hazard: The Controller/Amplifiers can short circuit and overheat, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Russound has received one report of a controller/amplifier short circuiting and smoking, though no injuries or property damage has been reported.
Description: The recalled Russound CAV6.6 Controller/Amplifiers have serial numbers ranging between 03141500000000 and 03281500000500, which can be found on the back panel in the upper right hand corner. The black amplifiers also have the words, â€śCAV6.6 Multizone Controllerâ€ť printed in silver letters on the front of the unit.
Sold at: Electronics distributors and resellers and audio/video retailers nationwide sold the controller/amplifiers between May 2003 and September 2003 for about $2,200.
Manufactured in: South Korea.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product and the outlet. Dealers and installers will contact consumers directly to arrange for a free repair. Consumers who have not been contacted directly should call their dealer/installer or Russound.
Consumer Contact: Russound at (800) 638-8055 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to the companyâ€™s Web site at www.russound.com/cav.alert.
Firmâ€™s Media Contact: Dinesh Sadhwani, National Sales Manager, at (800) 522-7465.