Fire risk prompts Loewe to recall TVs

NSW Fair Trading Minister, Linda Burney, alerted consumers this week to the national voluntary recall of a number of LOEWE brand televisions which could pose a possible fire risk.

Recall advertisements have been published in major metropolitan newspapers.

Ms Burney said the affected televisions sets included a wide range of LOEWE 100Hz models produced between March 1999 and October 2001.

"It is estimated that 4,700 of the affected televisions were sold in NSW," Ms Burney said.

"The importer of the televisions identified a problem with a soldered connection which can overheat and subsequently present a fire risk."

"There has recently been a reported fire in Victoria from these televisions."

"Consumers with a LOEWE television that is between six and eight years old are urged to immediately disconnect it and contact the company to determine if their set needs fixing."

"LOEWE will arrange for a free home inspection and repair of affected televisions."

Information on affected televisions and how to organise repairs is available by calling a special hotline on 1800 661 922 or online at