|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 347-8667
Clarion Expands Recall of Vehicle Navigation and Entertainment System Batteries Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
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: N.I.C.E. P200 Navigation and Entertainment Systems
Units: About 1,500 additional units (This recall was first announced in Dec. 2006)
Distributor: Clarion Corp. of America, of Cypress, Calif.
Manufacturer: Kiryung Electronics of Seoul, South Korea
Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries in these units can melt or overheat posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Clarion has received 15 reports of the units melting or overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The N.I.C.E. P200 is a black portable navigation and entertainment device that can be attached to a vehicle's windshield. The device has a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor and contains one lithium battery. "Clarion" and "N.I.C.E. P200" are printed on the device. "Clarion NAVBATTERY" is printed on the battery. The recall includes any N.I.C.E. P200 in which batteries were previously replaced.
Sold at: Car audio and mobile electronics stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2007 for a suggested retail price of $800.
Manufactured in: South Korea
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Clarion Corp. for a full refund, information on returning the product, and a postage paid envelope to return the product.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Clarion Corp. at (800) 347-8667 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, email email@example.com, or visit the firm's Web site at www.clarion.com
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