Heads up, television owners: There's a new Panasonic TV recall happening right now. The reason for the recall is scary enough for all of us to be on the high alert — especially if we have young kids or grandkids running around.
Panasonic is recalling 755 flat screen televisions and tabletop swivel stands due to a tip-over hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The 55-inch LED/LCD TVs in question are problematic because of the mounting screws that connect the swivel stand to the rest of the TV. The screws can come loose, causing the television to fall off the stand unexpectedly. If this happens, it can pose a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in injuries or even deaths to children.
Yikes! If you think that you or anyone you know may have purchased this TV, we suggest taking a close look at the device for confirmation. The model number of the recalled TV is TH055LRU50 and can be found printed on a tag located in the center of the back of the television. Considering these types of TVs are often sold to schools, it might be worthwhile to check in with your children's or grandchildren's schools to be sure staff members there are also aware of the recall.
Consumers who own this TV and who are using the swivel stand that goes with it are urged to immediately detach it, put the television in a safe location that is far away from any children, and contact Panasonic for a free repair kit.
So far, no injuries or incidents have been reported with this product. Let's keep it that way by sharing this information with others. We must all do our part to keep little ones safe!