Product Recall: Paradigm Cinema Subwoofer Speakers Pose Fire, Burn Hazards

09/08/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Ontario, Canada—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of approximately 2,200 Paradigm Cinema 70 CT Subwoofers on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Ontario-based Paradigm Electronics recalled the defective subwoofer speakers after discovering the potential for fire hazards.

While Paradigm Electronics received one report of minor property damage due to an overheating subwoofer, no injuries have been reported in connection with the product safety recall. Consumer who us the recalled Paradigm Cinema 70 CT Subwoofers run the risk of suffering burns and other fire-related injuries.

According to information provided by the CPSC, “This recall involves subwoofer speakers sold as part of the Paradigm Cinema 70 CT 120 volt and Paradigm Cinema 70 CT 230 volt system. The speakers have a black finish and serial numbers beginning with 111028 and higher. The serial number is located on the amp panel on the back of the subwoofer. The speaker system includes two front speakers, two rear speakers, a center channel and subwoofer. Subwoofers with an amperage rating of 1.25A L 250 volt are not included in this recall. The amperage rating is located on the back panel of the subwoofer.”

The potentially hazardous Paradigm Cinema 70 CT Subwoofers were made available for purchase at small specialty stores and independent audio products dealers nationwide. They were also sold via the Internet at Amazon.com between July 2009 and August 2010. The product was valued at approximately $700.

Consumers have been urged to cease use of the dangerous subwoofer speakers and contact Paradigm to receive a repair kit, which consists of a replacement fuse. The repair kit also contains a comprehensive instruction manual that explains how to properly replace the old fuses with new ones. A revised fuse rating label is also included in the complimentary repair kit.

Paradigm can be reached toll-free at (877) 419-1994 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Consumers with additional questions may also feel free to visit the company’s Web site at www.paradigm.com.

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