Date: 02-07-2006, 05:18 PM (1 of 2)
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Date: 02-07-2006, 08:29 PM (2 of 2)
Thanks Bill! I thought I'd post what the site had to say for a quick review too. Hope no one minds:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 446-2333
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, VSM Sewing Inc. Announce Recall of Sewing Machines
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Husqvarna Viking Designer I Sewing and Embroidery
Units: About 55,000
Manufacturer/Distributor: VSM Group AB of Husqvarna, Sweden, and its
subsidiary VSM Sewing Inc. (Husqvarna Viking), of Westlake, Ohio
Hazard: Electrical arcing can occur in the machine's power supply,
posing a risk of fire.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm reports three incidents of these machines
overheating and catching fire. One incident resulted in extensive smoke
damage to a consumer's home, and the other two incidents resulted in
minor property damage.
Description: The Husqvarna Viking Designer I sewing and embroidering
machines have white plastic exterior and contain the words "Husqvarna
Viking" and "Designer I." The recall involves units with serial number,
which are located on the bottom of the machine, in the following ranges:
Beginning with Ending with
0 0 or 6
5 0, 1, 3, 4 or 9
6 1, 3 or 4
7 1, 2 or 4
8 2 or 4
9 1 or 5
Sold at: Independent sewing machine dealers nationwide from January 1999
through December 2004 for between $5,500 and $6,000.
Manufactured in: Sweden
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these sewing machines, and return
them to the dealer where purchased for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Husqvarna Viking at
(800) 446-2333 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
go to the firm's Web site at www.husqvarnaviking.com
To view this recall online, please visit our website at:
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