is voluntarily recalling around 245,000 E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch LED-backlit televisions
due to a defect in the stand assembly. If left unfixed, the defective stand could potentially fail and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, which would not be a happy sight after plunking down a chunk of change for a flat screen TV.
It also poses a risk of impact injury to anyone who happens to be around the television, especially small children and babies wandering around the area. At present, Vizio has received over 50 reports of its recalled televisions tipping over, though no injuries have occurred that the company knows of.
Affected models were sold at Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart, and other retail store nationwide, along with e-commerce sites such as Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com, and others from December 2013 through June 2014 for between $370 and $450.
The recall only affects 39-inch (models E390-B0 and E390i-B0) and 42-inch (E420i-B0) TVs with specific serial numbers. You can check the serial number of your television on Vizio's Support site
to see if it falls under this recall. There's no issue if you have your television mounted to your wall, though Vizio will still send you a new stand if you own an affected model.