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Well done Sanyo (a great use of social media to get an urgent message out to the masses)

July 6th 2012 in Uncategorized

Seen on Facebook:


Clicking on the advertisement takes the viewer to http://www.sanyo.com.au/.  From there, we find a little down the page this – http://panasonic.net/sanyo/20120124/nr20120124au.pdf

The PDF contains this warning – you can understand the urgency:

"SANYO Oceania Pty. Ltd. (SANYO Oceania) has announced that some SANYO Convection Grill Microwave Ovens (EM-C8787B) sold in Target stores nationally may cause severe electric shock to the user during operation. This  is  due  to  some  of  the printed circuit boards within the internal control panel having electrical contact with the small buttons on the external control panel.

As the safety of customers is ‘the’ highest priority, SANYO Oceania would like to ask owners of the affected model to stop using their microwave ovens immediately and unplug the power cord. The company is also issuing a recall for all affected products, and delivering the message through a broad range of media organisations."

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