STATELINE (WIFR) -- VIZIO is recalling about 245,000 televisions because the stand can fail and cause the TV to tip over unexpectedly, posing the risk of injury.
The recall involves VIZIO E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED flat panel televisions. The flat panel televisions are black with “VIZIO” printed in the lower right corner of the television front and the VIZIO logo in the center of the back. The TV's were sold at Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide , online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com and other internet retailers from December 2013 through June 2014 for between $370 and $450.
VIZIO has received 51 reports of the recalled televisions tipping over. No injuries have been reported. The company says consumers using the stand assembly should immediately detach the stand, place the TV in a safe location and contact VIZIO for a replacement stand assembly. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement stand assembly in case the stand is needed for future use.
To contact VIZIO, consumers can call toll-free at (855) 472-7450 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website www.vizio.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.
For a full list of the model and serial numbers of the televisions that have been recalled, please click on the related link to the CPSC's website.