CPSC, Sharp Electronics Corp. Announce Recall of Conventional Tube Televisions
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: 27-Inch Sharp Conventional Tube (CRT) televisions

Units: About 373,000

Manufacturer: Sharp Electronics Corp., of Mahwah, N.J.

Hazard: Power button can break allowing objects to be inserted through the opening. Foreign materials such as crayons, metal objects or straws can ignite posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Sharp has received 23 reports of fires. One incident is reported to have resulted in $20,000 in property damage. The others resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled 27-inch Sharp conventional tube televisions include models 27RS50, 27RS100 and CSR5027. The model number can be found on the label on the back of the television.

Sold at: The recalled televisions were sold at electronics retailers, department stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from March 2001 through February 2005 for about $250.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using these recalled televisions and contact Sharp Electronics Corp. for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call Sharp Electronics Corp. at (800) 291-4289 anytime or log onto the firm’s Web site at www.sharpusa.com/tv - consumers can also email Sharp at TV@sharpsec.com

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