Safety Alert Number 0908281

Amplifiers Recalled by Krell Industries Recalled
Due to Fire Hazard
Release # 09-312
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 436-6055
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Amplifiers
Units: About 2,300
Distributor: Krell Industries LLC, of Orange, Conn. Hazard: The amplifiers were designed to operate at a temperature warm to the touch. However, a component input device can fail
and cause the amplifiers to overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Krell has received 50 reports of the amplifiers overheating including reports of smoke and electrical fire. No
injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves Krell power amplifiers with model numbers KAV-250a, KAV-250a/3, KAV-500i and KAV-1500. The amplifiers are used to provide power to a loudspeaker in a home audio playback system. The Krell logo is printed on the
front of the amplifier. Sold by: Authorized dealers and distributors of audio equipment nationwide from January 1997 through February 2001 for
between $3,000 and $8,000. Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the amplifiers, and contact Krell to schedule the free installation of
replacement fuses. Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Krell at (888) 436-6055 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at Consumers can also email the firm at
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