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Panasonic recalls flat screen TVs and swivel stands

The TV could tip over and fall off the stand unexpectedly

Photo source: CPSC
Panasonic Corporation of North America, of Newark, N.J., is recalling about 885 Panasonic 55-inch flat screen LED/LCD televisions with tabletop swivel stands sold in the U.S and Canada.

The mounting screws that connect the swivel stand to the TV can come loose and cause the TV to tip over and fall off the stand unexpectedly, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.

No incidents or injuries are reported

This recall involves Panasonic 55-inch, LED/LCD flat screen televisions with a tabletop swivel stand intended for use in hotels, government buildings and schools. The TVs are black and “Panasonic” is printed on the front.

The model number – TH055LRU50 -- is printed on a tag located in the center of the back of the television.

The swivel stand is a glossy black color and measures 50.5 inches long by 32 inches tall by 11.1 inches deep.

There is a label on the front underside of the base as well as a number etched into the metal.

The TVs and swivel stands, manufactured in Mexico, were sold to hotels, government buildings and schools from July 2012 through March 2014 for about $1,825.

What to do

Consumers using the swivel stand should immediately detach it, place the TV in a safe location away from children and contact Panasonic for a free repair kit.

Consumers may contact Panasonic toll-free at 855-772-8324 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on “TH-55LRU50 TV Announcement” for more information. 

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