|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2010
Release # 10-035
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 222-0193
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: Rechargeable Batteries sold with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels
Units: About 8,600
Manufacturer: AMX, of Richardson, Texas
Hazard: A defect in the battery can cause the battery pack to overheat and rupture. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves AMX 5000 series (MVP-5100, MVP-5150, MVP-5200i) wireless touch panels. The model number can be found on a label on the back of the unit. These touch panels can be used as remote controls for residential or commercial audio/visual systems. AMX 5000 series touch panels are available in black or white and include a 5.2" wide screen color LCD display. The touch panel's dimensions are 4 3/4" x 7 9/16" x 13/16".
Sold by: AMX dealers nationwide from May 2008 through October 2009 for between $2,400 and $4,200.
Manufactured in: United States and Mexico
Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the touch panels and contact AMX for instructions on how to receive a replacement battery at no cost.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AMX at (800) 222-0193 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.amx.com, or email the firm at email@example.com and reference "XPX5000B."
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