Ceiling and wall mounted models.

Epson Australia has recalled its ceiling and wall mounted projector models – all Epson projectors apart from the L, Z, LS and EV series.

If the projectors are ceiling or wall mounted in a location that can result in their exposure to smoke, steam or vapours containing oils and solvents, such as a kitchen or near exhaust extraction fans, the plastic casing can be weakened and the plastic may crack. If this occurs, the projector may fall from its mounting and may cause an injury.

In a statement provided to Appliance Retailer, Epson said, “After two very isolated occurrences in Japan, in very specific and extreme circumstances, Epson became aware that ceiling and wall mounted projectors that are installed in close proximity to exhaust equipment with significant exposure to smoke, steam or vapours containing oils could, potentially, damage the projector casing.

“It’s worth noting that to date there have been no occurrences such as these outside Japan, including Australia.

“Out of an abundance of caution, Epson Australia still reported the Japanese occurrences to the ACCC (the body that is responsible for such matters in Australia) and are following all the appropriate processes as dictated by them moving forward.

“Consumers who have an Epson projector installed in an environment such as near a kitchen or an exhaust extraction fan, should contact Epson on 1300 655 723 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to seek advice and if necessary, arrange for a free site inspection. Consumers with affected projectors will be given a free inspection service and the installation of a safety wire to secure the projector to the ceiling mount.”

Affected Epson projectors were sold through electronic and audio visual retailers nationally and internationally, as well as online between 1 April 2012 and 28 March 2019.