Alpine Electronics affirmed it has issued a recall on three car audio amplifiers in the US and Canada.
The recall is due to a manufacturing defect of the power circuit board, which can lead to overheating and the possibility of a fire hazard.
Alpine VP and GM of the Aftermarket Business Unit Steve Crawford said, “This is an extremely rare occurrence and there’s been very few real world instances of this problem. We are taking extreme precautions for the situation and thank our dealers for their support and cooperation.”
Amplifiers affected are the PDR-F50, PDR-M65 and PDR-V75, sold between Feburary 2014 and August 2015.
Dealers have already been instructed on the recall procedures, said Alpine. Dealers may also contact their Alpine rep with any questions.
One of the amplifiers, the PDR-F50 has a suggested retail price of $450 with a CEA-2006 power rating of 85 watts x 4 ([email protected] V =0.09% THD+N), or 125 watts x 4 (2 [email protected]=0.07%) S/N 106dB (Ref: 1W into 4Ohm).