A large recall of about 131,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Flat Screen Television Wall Mounts has been implemented, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately, unless otherwise instructed and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled Flat Screen Television Wall Mounts were manufactured in China by Milestone AV Technologies LLC, of Savage, Minnesota.
The elbow joint components on the recalled Flat Screen Television Wall Mountâ€™s arm do not fit together properly, causing the attached television to tilt and possibly fall when the television is adjusted. This could pose an injury hazard to a consumer. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the Sanus Vision Mount model LF228-B1 wall mounts and Simplicity model SLF2. The wall mounts were sold for flat screen televisions and the model numbers can be found on the UL sticker on the wall plate.
The recalled Sanus Vision Mount model LF228-B1 was sold through independent television mount dealers nationwide from June 2009 through July 2010 for about $450. The Simplicity model SLF2 was sold through Costco from June 2009 through July 2010 for about $200.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately inspect the wall mount to determine if the elbow joint fits properly and to contact Milestone for a free replacement wall mount arm. Instructions for visual inspections are located at www.milestone.com/recall. Milestone can also be reached, toll-free at (877) 894-6280 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday; between 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Central Time, Saturday through Sunday; or at the firmâ€™s website at www.milestone.com/recall.