CPSC, APA Marketing Inc. Announce Recall of Home Entertainment Wall Units
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: Encore! Home Entertainment Wall Units
Importer: APA Marketing Inc., of Commerce, Calif.
Hazard: The control box for the touch dimmer lighting mechanism can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: APA Marketing has received one report involving a touch dimmer lighting mechanism that overheated, causing visual fire damage to the entertainment center. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Encore! Home Entertainment furniture is made of wood with a cherry finish and contains glass door fronts. Although the units were sold in several combinations, the entire entertainment center contains: two piers, a light bridge, a TV cart, and a pair of media storage cabinets. On the back panel of the piers, the name “APA MARKETING” is printed on a label. The black control box is located inside the left pier and mounted next to the tube light in the back.
Sold at: Retail furniture stores and consumer electronics stores nationwide from July 2003 to January 2004 for $3,000 for the complete entertainment center. Individually, the piers cost about $700 each, the light bridge is $300, the TV cart is $600, and the media storage cabinet is $700 each.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should unplug the light fixtures from the outlet immediately and contact APA Marketing or the store where the wall unit was purchased for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact the company toll-free by calling (866) 220-9395 ext. 212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.