Recalls are becoming a daily occurrence lately with the recent egg issues and Mazda problems. Today we have a new product recall to report after the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a problem with some flat TV wall mounts.
PR Newswire is reporting that a Minnesota company – Milestone AV Technologies Inc – is recalling around 131,000 wall mounts which can cause the TV’s to fall on their owners or to the floor. Owners are advised to stop using the mounts immediately, but no accidents or injuries have been reported so far.
The problem is the elbow joint used on the wall mount’s arm which doesn’t fit properly, and when the TV is adjusted it can tilt or fall to the ground. Models affected are The Sanus Vision Mount model LF228-B1 sold at independent retailers for $450. The Simplicity model SLF2 which was sold at Costco stores for $200.
Both models were sold from June 2009 through to July of this year and are manufactured in China. Model numbers can be found on a UL sticker on the wall plate. If you have one of the mounts go to the Milestone website on how to inspect and receive a free replacement arm.