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#269882 - 08/20/09 12:05 AM Krell Amplifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
Ajax Offline
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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 www.krellonline.com. Consumers can also email the firm at service@krellonline.com



CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx
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#269891 - 08/20/09 02:42 AM Re: Krell Amplifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard [Re: Ajax]
dakkon Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
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wow thanks, ill have to check my amp out... and im thinking about getting a 250a... i will have to lok into it if i get one...

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#269900 - 08/20/09 06:44 AM Re: Krell Amplifiers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard [Re: dakkon]
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6331
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
You're welcome. I don't suspect there are many here, or at the other forums where I posted this notice, who have this particular amp, but I thought it worth posting, just in case.
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