Costco Flat Screen Wall Mounts Recalled Because TVs Can Fall

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About 207,000 flat screen television wall mounts are being recalled because of a defect that can cause the TV to detach and fall off, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

A nut that holds the TV to the main arm assembly can come loose and cause the TV to fall off the Chinese-made Sanus Simplicity SLF5 wall mounts. The manufacturer, Milestone AV Technologies, told the CPSC that it has heard from two customers whose televisions detached from the brackets. One reported being injured.

The recalled mounts were sold between July 2013 and last month for about $125 at Costco (COST) stores. If you have one of them, contact Milestone to get a free repair kit intended to secure the brackets.

The mounts are designed to hold televisions that weigh up to 125 pounds. The brand name is not written on the product, although it does appear on the box and instructions, the CPSC said. The model number is on a sticker on the wall plate under the plastic cover that goes over the top horizontal bar.

The same company four years ago recalled similar mounts sold at Costco.

To request the repair kit or ask questions about the recall, contact Milestone (877) 277-3707 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern weekdays and 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.
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