Friday, 31 January 2003
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Zenith
Electronics Corp. is voluntarily recalling to repair about 80,000
large-screen, analog projection televisions manufactured between 1995
and 1998. This recall is an expansion of a 1998 recall program
involving 111,000 projection television sets. A tear in a gasket can
cause coolant fluid to leak from the picture tube assembly. This can
cause smoking, charring, and electrical arcing inside of the
television, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
1998, Zenith has received 45 reports of incidents involving coolant
leakage, causing smoking or charring with the televisions, including
four cases where minor property damage occurred outside of the unit. No
injuries have been reported.