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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2004
Release # 04-100
APA Marketing’s Hotline: (866) 220-9395 x 212
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, APA Marketing Inc. Announce Recall of Home Entertainment Wall Units

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Encore! Home Entertainment Wall Units

Units: 400

Importer: APA Marketing Inc., of Commerce, Calif.

Hazard: The control box for the touch dimmer lighting mechanism can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: APA Marketing has received one report involving a touch dimmer lighting mechanism that overheated, causing visual fire damage to the entertainment center. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled Encore! Home Entertainment furniture is made of wood with a cherry finish and contains glass door fronts. Although the units were sold in several combinations, the entire entertainment center contains: two piers, a light bridge, a TV cart, and a pair of media storage cabinets. On the back panel of the piers, the name “APA MARKETING” is printed on a label. The black control box is located inside the left pier and mounted next to the tube light in the back.

Sold at: Retail furniture stores and consumer electronics stores nationwide from July 2003 to January 2004 for $3,000 for the complete entertainment center. Individually, the piers cost about $700 each, the light bridge is $300, the TV cart is $600, and the media storage cabinet is $700 each.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should unplug the light fixtures from the outlet immediately and contact APA Marketing or the store where the wall unit was purchased for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can contact the company toll-free by calling (866) 220-9395 ext. 212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Wall Unit


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