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REASON:

X-radiation exceeded the 0.5 mr/hr exposure rate limit.
You know, if Sampo partnered with one of the major broadcast networks, they could turn this around into a great new marketing gimmick! I can see it now: Free X-Ray screening with every viewing of Ally McBeal!


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I was interested in the Sampo. Now I'm not certain.

Anyone know more about the recall?

Thanks.
http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ENFORC.../ENF00699.html

PRODUCT:

Television Product.

a) Z-568-1;

b) Z-569-1;

c) Z-570-1.

CODE:

a) SME-34WHD5;

b) SME-32HD5;

c) SME-27HD5.

MANUFACTURER:

Sampo Corporation, Baldwin Park, CA.

RECALLED BY:

Manufacturer, by service representative by June 30, 2001. Firm initiated recall

is ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION:

Nationwide.

QUANTITY:

537 total units.

59 units of model SME-34WHD5 sold in U.S.

33 units of model SME-32HD5 sold in U.S.

305 units of model SME-34WHD5 in inventory in U.S.

120 units of model SME-32HD5 in inventory in U.S.

20 units of model SME-27HD5 in inventory in U.S.

REASON:

X-radiation exceeded the 0.5 mr/hr exposure rate limit.
 

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I just called & talked to someone in their technical support organization.


He said there was a recall on some of the very early units. But, I told him the recall notice on the fda.gov site was dated June 2001, and he asked for the URL to look into it.


He took my serial number, and was checking into the recall status of that set. So, if you call be sure to have your serial number handy.


I also asked him if he had any info on Sampo's Firewire/5C plans. But, he didn't know anything about that. He said that it would be developed in Taiwan, and they had not said anything about it yet.
 

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I got a response from Sampo, they said the same thing the technician told me on the phone, that the problem only existed in some of the first products to be shipped. He said that my serial number was not one of the affected units.


He also said that firewire was being looked into, but that there were no plans to implement it at this time.


I would not take this response to be authoritative. By his own admission, they were not in the loop on the development happening in Taiwan. I would like to hear their plans directly from their R&D people. Anyone got a contact on that side?
 
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