SOURCE: Niles Audio Corporation

Niles Audio Corporation

March 23, 2010 14:00 ET

Audio Receivers Recalled by Niles Audio Corp. Due to Fire Hazard

TORONTO--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -  The Electrical Safety Authority is notifying the public that Niles Audio Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Name of Product: ZR-6

Units:  218 units sold in Canada, with 118 of these sold in Ontario.

Manufacturer/Importer: Niles Audio Corporation

Hazard: A failure in the receiver's internal components can cause connected loudspeakers to overheat and cause a fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents of loudspeakers overheating have been reported. No injuries have been reported.

Description/Models: This recall involves Niles® ZR-6 MultiZone Receivers. The receivers are black with a blue LCD display on the right side and the Niles logo in white on the front center. The model number "ZR-6" appears on the lower left side of the front panel. Units with a software version lower than 3.26 are affected. The software version is shown on the LCD display if the ZR-6 is turned off and then back on using the front panel power button. The retail price of the ZR-6 is C$2,499.95.

Sold by: Audio/Video/Home Theater Custom Installation Professionals

When were units distributed: Units were shipped to Canada beginning on September 5, 2008.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled receivers and contact Niles Audio for a free repair kit. The repair kit includes a software update for the receivers. Niles is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled receivers.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Niles Audio toll-free at 1-800-667-3991 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, visit the website at www.nilesaudio.com/ZR6Info, email ZR6Info@nilesaudio.com or write to Niles Audio Corporation, Attn: ZR-6 Recall, 12331 SW 130 ST, Miami, FL 33186.

Remarks: The recalled units are certified to Canadian Standards by UL. For more information about the UL product certification process please visit: www.ul.com.

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