Definitive Technology Recalls SuperCube 2000 Subwoofers Due to Risk of Shock
WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: SuperCube 2000 Powered Subwoofers
Hazard: An internal failure with the subwoofer's level input jack (RCA jack) results in a shock hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact: Definitive Technology at (800) 228-7148 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.definitivetechnology.com and click on "view the recall notice on select SuperCube 2000 models" for more information.
To see photos of the recalled product, http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Definitive-Technology-Recalls-SuperCube-2000-Subwoofers/
Units: About 900
Description: This recall involves the SuperCube 2000 powered subwoofers with "0912HB" as part of a serial number printed on the back of the unit. The subwoofer measures 11 inches tall by 11 inches wide by 11 inches deep and has a black cloth grille wrapping all four sides with a glossy black top cap. "Definitive" is printed on the bottom front of the speaker.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of consumers who were shocked while handling the unit.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the subwoofer in the theater system and contact Definitive Technology for a replacement.
Sold at: Electronics stores nationwide and online at BestBuy.com and Amazon.com between November 2012 and January 2013 for about $600.
Importer: DEI Sales Inc., dba Definitive Technology, of Vista, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission