CSA International and Zenith Announce Voluntary Recall to Repair Large-Screen Analog Projection Televisions Manufactured between 1995 and 1998

February 26, 2003

In co-operation with CSA International, Zenith Electronics Corporation of Lincolnshire, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling to repair about 1100 large-screen, analog projection televisions sold in Canada during the mid- to late 1990s. 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 potential fire hazard.

Zenith has received 1 report of an incident in Canada involving coolant leakage, causing smoking or charring. No injuries have been reported.

The projection televisions recalled have 46-50 inch screens and were manufactured from April 1995 through July 1997, and August 1998 through November 1998. The date of manufacture can be found on a white label on the back of the set. These televisions were manufactured in Mexico.

Projection televisions manufactured after 1998 are not included in this recall.

Retailers in Canada sold these televisions from April 1995 through April 1999 for between $1,500 and $3,500.

Consumers who have one of these televisions should phone Zenith immediately at (800) 777-5195 anytime to arrange for a free inspection and repair. Consumers also can visit the company’s dedicated website at www.projorecall.com.

CSA International  is a provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world, CSA’s marks appear on over one billion products worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group , which consists of CSA International, CSA , a developer of standards and codes, and QMI  for management systems registration.

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