Remote Control Systems Recalled by Niles Audio Due to Fire Hazard

If the battery falls from the remote control during handling, it can rupture and smoke or ignite.

Recall date: February 23, 2011
Recall number: 11-141

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Remote control systems for entertainment electronics

Hazard:

If the battery falls from the remote control during handling, it can rupture and smoke or ignite, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Niles Audio at (800) 667-3991 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.nilesaudio.com/recall

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Recall Details

Units

About 4,160

Description

This recall involves the Niles iRemoteTS and iC2 remote control systems. These are wireless remote control devices that are designed to operate audio, video and home theater systems from a single remote control. The iRemoteTS measures 5.4 by 6.2 by 1.25 inches. The Niles logo is featured in the top-left corner of the unit. The iC2 measures 5.2 by 3 by 7.5 inches. “iC2” and the Niles logo are printed on the front of the unit.

Incidents/Injuries

The company has received four reports of batteries falling from the remote control system during handling; one of the batteries ignited and singed a carpet and the other three smoked.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Niles Audio to schedule an in-home repair to receive a replacement battery and a more secure battery cover. Consumers should not attempt to open the battery compartment. Niles Audio is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled remote control systems.

Sold at

Authorized dealers and distributors of audio/video equipment between January 2008 and September 2010 for about $1,300 for the iRemoteTS and $1,000 for the iC2.

Manufactured in

China