Consumer product recall

Russound Model AW70V6 Loudspeakers recalled due to potential impact hazard

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Summary

Product
Russound Model AW70V6 Loudspeakers
Issue
Consumer products - Impact hazard
What to do

Immediately remove the recalled speakers if mounted in an elevated position and contact the company for a replacement.

Affected products

This recall involves Russound Model AW70V6 loudspeakers, designed primarily for use with commercial audio systems that use 70V or 100V speaker wiring, but they can also be used in residential applications. All products with the model number of AW70V6 are included in this recall.  The speakers have a label attached to the rear of each AW70V6 loudspeaker with “Russound”, the model number, and 70V/100V. The speakers measure 12-1/6 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide by 9-1/2 inches deep and were sold in white or black colors.

Issue

The product can present an injury hazard when installed in certain elevated positions. Specifically, the front baffle of the speaker can separate from the rear housing allowing the speaker to fall from its installed location, posing an impact injury hazard to people or property below.

As of October 31, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one report of a speaker falling with damage contained to the speaker itself and no reports of injuries.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Russound/FMP, Inc. for a replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact Russound/FMP, Inc. Toll free at 1-800-638-8055 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, by email at recall@russound.com or visit the company website.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Russound/FMP, Inc.

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 consumers 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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 637 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and 3,670 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from March 2017 to March 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Electronics
Companies

Importer:

Russound/FMP, Inc.

Newmarket, NH

United States

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-74570