Sew, What's Up

Sew What’s Up Presents

The Sew What’s New Archive

This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: wghmch
Date: 02-07-2006, 05:18 PM (1 of 2)
User: wghmch
Member since: 03-04-2003
Total posts: 249
From: pretnichols
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:

February 7, 2006
Release #06-082
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
1 9
2 3
3 1
4 2
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

To view this recall online, please visit our website at:

So little time, sew much to do...........
User: pretnichols
Member since: 10-16-2005
Total posts: 342
Sew, What's Up
Search the “Sew What’s New” Archive:
Visit Sew What’s Up for the latest sewing and quilting tips and discussions.
This page was originally located on Sew What’s New ( at