The Bose Corporation of Framingham, MA has recalled more than 20,000 of its dual voltage home theatre audio speaker systems manufactured in Mexico.
The company reports that a component in the bass module of the system can fail when used in electrical outlets rated at 220 volts or higher, and present a fire hazard to consumers. Bose says that it has received two reports of the bass modules igniting when used in 220-volt electrical outlets. However, no injuries have been reported in connection with the defective systems.
The speaker systems were sold at U.S. Military Exchanges and select U.S. retailers from September 2009 through September 2012 for between $600 and $800.