Recall: Madrigal Recall of Subwoofers

December 26, 2002
Release # 03-062
Madrigal Recall Hotline: (800) 424-8043
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson , (301) 504-7051

CPSC, Madrigal Announce Recall of Subwoofers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Madrigal Audio Laboratories, Inc., of Middletown, Conn., is voluntarily recalling about 1,300 subwoofer speakers. A screw inside of the subwoofer can cause a high voltage short, which could cause a severe injury to consumers through an electric shock.

Madrigal has received one report of electric shock; though, no injuries have been reported.

The recalled Revel B-15 subwoofers have an outer cabinet with a black or gray speaker grill on the front and are about 20 inches in width, height, and depth. The brand name "Revel" is printed on the bottom left of the rear panel and "PERFORMA B15 SUBWOOFER" is printed on the bottom right. The 1000W subwoofers were made in the United States.

Specialty audio dealers sold the subwoofers nationwide and in Puerto Rico from January 2001 through October 2002 for about $3,000.

Consumers should not touch the rear panel, use the power switch, or remove the power cord or any connections from the back of the unit until it is repaired. Consumers should immediately contact the dealer from whom the subwoofer was purchased or Madrigal at (800) 424-8043 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a free repair and new computer software. Consumers also can visit the company's website at

Picture of Recalled Subwoofer
Picture of Recalled Subwoofer