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Plasma Protection—Philips Flat Panel Recall

If you’ve got the Ambilight feature on your Philips plasma flat screen TV, please check out the US Consumer Products Safety Council recall. Not all TVs are affected, but you need to make sure you’re in the clear. Arcing capacitators inside the sets are causing internal fires that—so far—have been limited to the televisions themselves, thanks to flame retardant materials used in their construction. Only some of the 42- and 50-inch screen TVs produced in 2005—11,800 total—are affected by the recall, but you need to be sure you’re not in that number. Check it out, unplug, and stay safe!

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US Consumer Products Safety Council