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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2007,
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 467-4289
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Remote Control Sold With Insignia 100W DVD Compact Shelf System
Units: About 10,000
Retailer: Best Buy Co. Inc., of Richfield, Minn.
Hazard: If the batteries are placed backwards in the remote control with the positive and negative sides improperly switched, overheating can result and present a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Best Buy has received one report of a remote control overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The white remote control has model number NS-A1113 and "Insignia" printed on the front. The keypad has black numbers/letters. The recalled remote controls were sold exclusively with the Insignia 100W DVD Compact Shelf System. The remote controls were not sold separately.
Sold at: Best Buy retail stores nationwide, bestbuy.com and at bestbuybusiness.com from May 2006 through January 2007 for between $80 and $130 with the Insignia 100W DVD Players.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the remote control immediately and contact Best Buy to receive a free replacement remote.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Best Buy toll-free at (877) 467-4289 anytime or visit the firm's Web site at www.BestBuy.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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