Fire Hazard in Audio Amplifier Prompts Recall from Alpine

Alpine PDR-F50 Audio Amplifier
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September 23, 2015

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.

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