|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 231-9240
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: Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players
Units: About 12,000
Importer: Coby Electronics Corp., of Maspeth, N.Y.
Hazard: The portable DVD/CD/MP3 players can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Coby Electronics Corp. has received three reports of the units overheating, one of which involved minor property damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves two different portable DVD/CD/MP3 players:
|5" TFT Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Player with TV Tuner and Digital AM/FM Tuner||TF-DVD170||Product is spherical in shape with a 5" TV screen in front. The name "COBY" is written above the screen. The model number can be found on the bottom of the unit.|
|5.6" TFT Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Player and NTSC TV Tuner||TF-DVD176||Product is spherical in shape with a 5.6" TV screen in front. The name "COBY" is written above the screen. The model number can be found on the bottom of the unit.|
Sold at: Discount, electronics, music, toy, and office supply stores, as well as distributors of electronics products, nationwide from May 2006 through October 2007 for between $140 and $170.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the portable DVD/CD/MP3 players and contact the firm for information on returning the units and receiving a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coby Electronics Corp. toll-free at (877) 231-9240 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.cobyusa.com
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