VIZIO recalling 245,000 flat panel televisions due to tipping hazard

VIZIO is recalling about 245,000 39-inch and 42-inch flat panel televisions due to the risk of tip over. The company has received 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over, but no injuries have been reported.

The recall includes VIZIO E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED models. The flat panel televisions are black with “VIZIO” printed in the lower right corner of the television front and the VIZIO logo in the center of the back, like the ones pictured here:

Picture of Vizio flat panel television included in the recall (Photos: CPSC.gov)

Picture of Vizio flat panel television included in the recall (Photos: CPSC.gov)

The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

39 Inch:
Model No. E390-B0
LAE 8PSBP 4600517 to LAE 8PSBP 4701297
LAE APSBP 500001 to LAE APSBP 4501376
LAQ 8PSBP 5000001 to LAQ 8PSBQ 0804968
LAQ APSBP 4400181 to LAQ APSBQ 2201656
LAT 8PSBP 4801682 to LAT 8PSBP 5008235
LAT APSBP 4800026 to LAT APSBQ 1701656
LAU 8PSBP 4600301 to LAU 8PSBP 5100030
LAU APSBP 4400001 to LAU APSBQ 1100020

39 Inch:
Smart TV Model No. E390i-B0
LAE 8PSAP 4600217 to LAE 8PSAP 4800364
LAE APSAP 4300237 to LAE APSAP 4401296
LAQ 8PSAQ 1500001 to LAQ 8PSAQ 1505973
LAQ APSAP 4401657 to LAQ APSAQ 2401656
LAT APSAQ 0300001 to LAT APSAQ 1701656
LAU 8PSAP 4600001 to LAU 8PSAP 4600216
LAU APSAP 4300001 to LAU APSAP 4300216

42 Inch:
Smart TV Model No. E420i-B0
LAQ APTAP 5200001 to LAQ APTAQ 2107039
LAU APTAP 5000001 to LAU APTAQ 2408327

Model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the television.

What to do if you have a recalled TV

If you have one of these televisions and are using the stand assembly, you should immediately detach the stand, place the television in a safe location and contact VIZIO for a replacement stand assembly.  Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement stand assembly in case the stand is needed for future use.  Call VIZIO toll-free at (855) 472-7450 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also check the Safety Notice on VIZIO’s website for more information.

The VIZIO TVs included in this recall were sold at Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide , online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com and other internet retailers from December 2013 through June 2014 for between $370 and $450.

Learn more about this recall at cpsc.gov.

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