IBM Announces Safety Recall to Repair Computer Monitors!
This question was answered on March 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
IBM is voluntarily recalling to repair 56,000 computer monitors The monitor's circuit board can
overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard to consumers IBM has received five reports of monitors overheating and smoking, including one report of minor property damage No injuries have been reported.
The recalled IBM monitors include the G51 CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) and G51t Touch Screen CRT models The G51 and G51t monitors have the following model numbers on a label on the back of the unit: 6541-02N, 6541-02E, 6541-02S, 6541-Q0N, 6541-Q0E, and 6541-Q0S The label on the back of the recalled G51 models also has a date of manufacture between June 1997 and September 1997.
Consumers should stop using these monitors immediately, for more information go to:
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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on March 6, 2003