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Alpine Electronics of America Inc. recalls various models of Alpine PDR audio amplifiers

Starting date:
November 3, 2015
Posting date:
November 3, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fire Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-55692

Affected products

Alpine PDR audio amplifier

Product description

This recall involves three Alpine Electronics audio amplifiers used in vehicles. The amplifiers are approximately 25.4 centimeters (10 inches) long x 20.32 centimeters (8 inches) wide. The amplifiers are black with silver edge pieces and the Alpine company trademark is in the center on top of the product.

following audio amplifiers are included in this recall:
Model Number Parts Number Production Dates
PDR-F50 31210001-50714742 December 01, 2013 – July 01, 2015
PDR-M65 31210001-50514241 December 01, 2013 – May 01, 2015
PDR-V75 40410001-50817384 April 01, 2014 – September 01, 2015

 The model and part numbers can be found on the bottom cover of the underside of the product, printed on a white composite label.

Hazard identified

The recalled products have a manufacturing defect of the power circuit board, leading to overheating and posing a fire hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 444 units were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2014 to August 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Daesung Electric Co., Ltd
KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF'
Distributor
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.
Torrance
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled amplifiers and contact an authorized Alpine dealer to arrange for a free replacement of the recalled amplifiers in their vehicle.

For more information, consumers may contact Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. at 1-800-832-4101 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. PST, Monday to Friday or visit the firm’s website.  To find the nearest authorized dealer, consumers may search through the company website’s store locator.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.