vizio recallIf you juggle with a tight budget every single month, you would know that it can be pretty difficult trying to purchase a new gadget at the same time balance the cheque books with all of life’s daily necessities. Having said that, Vizio has always done a pretty good job when it comes to rolling out a TV for the budget minded that does not break the bank, without sacrificing on quality. Unfortunately, it seems that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has just issued a recall for their 39” and 42” E Series TV sets because of tipover concerns.

Basically, if you happen to own either one of these two TVs, you might want to be on the alert especially if you have small children and pets around the home. These two TV sets have been recalled because of concerns that the TV stands could very well fail, resulting in the TV to tip over when you least expect it to.

CPSC data revealed that every 45 minutes, a child is sent over to an emergency room because a TV tipped over and injured said child. This means that as more and more people make the jump to a flat screen TV, the risk of TV tipovers continue to increase. Thankfully, there has been no reported injuries where these Vizio sets are concerned, although Vizio themselves have already been on the receiving end of 51 reports that their TVs have tipped over. Assuming you are one of the affected, take the TV down immediately, detach the stand, put the TV set in a safe location, and call Vizio to send you a replacement stand assembly.

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