Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and Dana Innovations Announce Recall of Amplified Volume Controls for Burn or Fire Hazard

The CPSC has announced the voluntarily recall of In-wall amplified volume control keypads manufactured in Taiwan by Dana Innovations, of San Clemente, California. Consumers should stop using the product immediately.

The amplifier in the keypad can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard. Dana Innovations has received one report of overheating. There are no reports of injury or property damage.

The recalled controls were sold under the brand names Architectural Audio and HomeTech, and were professionally installed as part of whole house audio systems.

The switch plate covers for the recalled systems are white or almond, and “aVc” (amplified volume control) is imprinted above the volume control. They have the following model numbers:

Brand                         Model Numbers
Architectural Audio     20127
Architectural Audio     20128
HomeTech                  10114
HomeTech                  10115

The model number is not visible to the consumer, and consumers are instructed not to remove the keypads from the wall to look for a model number. All serial numbers are included in the recall.

The controls were sold through custom installation dealers and through homebuilders nationwide from May 2003 through June 2005 for about $150.

Consumers should turn off and stop using these amplified volume control keypads immediately, and contact Dana Innovations to arrange for a free replacement. Dana Innovations distributors are directly contacting consumers with the recalled systems.

For further information, call Dana Innovations toll free at (888) 484-6782 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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