Cobra Electronics Recalls Children’s Two-Way Radios with Rechargeable Batteries Due to Chemical Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively in Toys “R” Us Stores

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2008
Release #09-044

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Cobra Electronics Recalls Children’s Two-Way Radios with Rechargeable Batteries Due to Chemical Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively in Toys “R” Us Stores

 

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: Children’s Two-Way Radios

Units: About 8,000

Manufacturer: Cobra Electronics, of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The rechargeable batteries in the radios can leak electrolyte, posing a chemical burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves two-way radios with the 300 mah “CEL” batteries. The walkie talkie style radios are made of pink plastic and come in purple packaging. Product number PR191-2VP is located on the front of the packaging and on the label inside the battery compartment. The batteries are standard AAA Nickle Metal Hydride battery cells with a black wrapper with the battery name 300 mah (CEL) with the date code (TF or RF) on the battery itself.

Sold by: Toys “R” Us Stores nationwide from August 2008 through September 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the two-way radios and contact the company for a free replacement and a 20% off coupon for a future purchase at www.cobra.com. If batteries have leaked on to the radio, do not touch the liquid, and contact the company for a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Cobra Electronics toll-free at (888) 252-9889 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cobra.com

Exhibit 1a: Picture of Recalled Two-Way Radios (front of package)

Exhibit 1b: Picture of Recalled Two-Way Radios (back of package)

Exhibit 1c: Picture of Recalled Two-Way Radio batteries