|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 667-3991
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Remote Control Systems Recalled by Niles Audio Due to Fire Hazard
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 systems for entertainment electronics
Units: About 4,160
Manufacturer: Niles Audio Corp., of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: If the battery falls from the remote control during handling, it can rupture and smoke or ignite, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received four reports of batteries falling from the remote control system during handling; one of the batteries ignited and singed a carpet and the other three smoked.
Description: This recall involves the Niles iRemoteTS and iC2 remote control systems. These are wireless remote control devices that are designed to operate audio, video and home theater systems from a single remote control. The iRemoteTS measures 5.4 by 6.2 by 1.25 inches. The Niles logo is featured in the top-left corner of the unit. The iC2 measures 5.2 by 3 by 7.5 inches. "iC2" and the Niles logo are printed on the front of the unit.
Sold at: Authorized dealers and distributors of audio/video equipment between January 2008 and September 2010 for about $1,300 for the iRemoteTS and $1,000 for the iC2.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Niles Audio to schedule an in-home repair to receive a replacement battery and a more secure battery cover. Consumers should not attempt to open the battery compartment. Niles Audio is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled remote control systems.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Niles Audio at (800) 667-3991 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.nilesaudio.com/recall