CPSC, Viking Sewing Machines Inc. Announce Recall of Sewing Machines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2002
Release # 03-007
Viking Recall Hotline: (800) 446-2333
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076

 

CPSC, Viking Sewing Machines Inc. Announce Recall of Sewing Machines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Viking Sewing Machines Inc., of Cleveland, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 11,000 Viking "Designer 1" sewing machines. Solder connections in the main power supply of the sewing machines can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Viking has received two reports of the sewing machine's power supply smoking and one report of a sewing machine catching fire. The fire was contained to the sewing machine. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled sewing machines were manufactured in 1999, and are white with the name "Designer 1" printed on the front of the machine. The serial numbers are written on the bottom of the machine. Only serial numbers that fall within the following ranges are included in the recall:

Serial numbers beginning with "7" and ending with "2'
Serial numbers beginning with "5" and ending with "3"
Serial numbers beginning with "4" and ending with "2"
Serial numbers beginning with "5" and ending with "0"
Serial numbers beginning with "6" and ending with "4"

Independent sewing machine dealers sold the recalled machines nationwide from January 1999 to January 2000 for between $5,500 and $6,000.

Consumers should return the recalled sewing machines to the place where purchased to receive a free replacement power supply component. For additional information, contact Viking at (800) 446-2333 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Product