A whole lot of 1000’s of Bose bass modules within the U.S. are being recalled after the corporate realized of a number of incidents of the audio system melting or catching fireplace.
The recall of the 884,000 bass modules stems from the potential fireplace hazard that might come up if electrical components inside them fail, in keeping with an alert from the Client Product Security Fee (CPSC). It was introduced on Thursday.
Bose made the affected audio system, which got here with sure Acoustimass, Way of life and Companion dwelling theater techniques, earlier than 2006, in keeping with the CPSC discover.
The corporate realized of 21 complete cases of fires or melting, none of which prompted accidents, the discover mentioned. In three of them, fires from the recalled audio system broken carpeting, an leisure cupboard and “supplies surrounding the bass field.”
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Prospects with the recalled bass modules have two choices: they’ll both get them repaired for free of charge or trade them for a 40% low cost on a Bose Soundbar, in keeping with Bose’s web site.
To determine whether or not they have one of many affected merchandise, homeowners can have a look at the product identify, serial quantity and date code printed on the label affixed to the speaker. The included date codes, which seem within the serial quantity, differ by which speaker system the recalled bass modules got here with, with some making use of to all codes and others solely a particular vary, one thing the CPSC absolutely detailed on its web site.
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The CPSC discover warned towards additional use of the audio system within the meantime, including they need to promptly get disconnected from their energy supply.
Gross sales of the recalled bass modules passed off over a 13-year span from January 1994 to April 2007, at Bose, Greatest Purchase, Circuit Metropolis, Sam’s Membership and Sears shops, in addition to different areas, in keeping with the discover. Folks purchased them on-line from Bose as nicely.
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Recollects of the audio system occurred in two different international locations as nicely, with 98,000 bought in Canada and 18,300 in Mexico. These items introduced the overall quantity doubtlessly impacted to about 1 million.