Source: Yicai Global

April 9 -- Panasonic Corp. of China, will recall around 15,000 televisions in two models sold in China that pose safety risks, China’s quality watchdog has announced.

The electric appliance maker filed an application with the Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China (AQSIQ) to put on record its recalls of some Panasonic-branded TV sets produced from February 2012 to January 2013 of TV models TH-L55ET5C or TH-L47ET5C, of which about 14,564 sets sold in the Chinese mainland.

One particular potential hazard to consumers underlies the company’s TV recall. Since these products install on a stand, their weight can deform resin in the base, allowing screws to wobble loose with frequent rotation, causing the TV to eventually topple over.

This is not Panasonic China’s first recall of its household appliances over possible risk factors. The company announced in July it was withdrawing some imported battery packs for tablet computers that had foreign matter mixed in with battery chips during production, causing these to potentially heat up and catch fire.

The former leader in China’s home appliance industry is still striving to expand its market share despite its failure to disentangle itself from its quality dilemma. The company has formed a focus in the industry as it seeks to pull in annual revenue of CNY20 billion (USD3.8 billion) in China home appliances sales by 2020.