Fire Hazard in Audio Amplifier Prompts Recall from Alpine
An audio equipment manufacturer is issuing a recall for products that pose a fire hazard to consumers.
Alpine Electronics of America is recalling certain audio amplifiers that, due to a manufacturing error, contain a power circuit board (PCB) that is prone to developing an abnormal hot spot. An overheated PCB can result in a vehicle fire.
The manufacturer claims the threat is posed by over 7,000 amps, models PDR-F50 and PDR-M65 and manufactured from December 1, 2013 to July 1, 2015.
Alpine will notify owners and dealers will replace the amplifier, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Alpine customer service at (800) 733-4101.