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Rechargeable Batteries Used with Touch Panels for Audio/Visual Systems Recalled by AMX Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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Recall Date:
January 28, 2010

Recall Details

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 service@amx.com and reference "XPX5000B."

Picture of Recalled MVP-5200i wireless touch panel

Picture of Recalled MVP-5100, MVP-5150 wireless touch panel

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