ViZio flat screen televisions sit on display inside a Costco store in Queens, New York on May 28, 2009.
ViZio flat screen televisions sit on display inside a Costco store in Queens, New York on May 28, 2009. Bloomberg/Getty Images

Vizio Recalls 245,000 TVs at Risk of Tipping Over

Aug 07, 2014

The U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio issued a recall for some 245,000 television sets that are at risk of tipping over and injuring someone, according to a federal regulator.

The recall applies to all VIZIO E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch TVs, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. According to the announcement, the stand assembly can fail and lead the TV, which retails at between $370 to $450, to tip over, "posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer."

Owners who use the stand should immediately detach the television from the stand, and owners who mount their televisions on the wall are still recommended to request a replacement stand because, the regulators say quite reasonably, they may decide to use the stand in the future.

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