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Coby Electronics USB/MP3/CD Digital Boomboxes

Description: Coby Electronics Recalls Boomboxes Due to Fire Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2007 Release #07-165 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 524-9219 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Coby Electronics Recalls Boomboxes 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: Coby-Brand USB/MP3/CD Boomboxes Units: About 13,800 Importer: Coby Electronics Corp., of Maspeth, N.Y. Hazard: When left plugged into an electrical outlet and the off switch is not firmly in place, these boomboxes can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Coby Electronics Corp. has received 18 reports of these boomboxes overheating resulting in three reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. Description: The recalled Coby boombox is a portable CD/MP3 player with an AM/FM radio. The USB feature allows it to be connected to a computer. The boombox is primarily white with silver-colored speakers. The word "COBY" is written on the front and "DIGITAL" is written on the top. The model number, "MP-CD475" also is written on the top. The recalled units have serial numbers, located on the rear of the unit beneath the AC power cord plug-in outlet, in the following range limits: 0736000001 through 0736005000 0816000001 through 0816005300 0826000001 through 0826003500 Sold at: Discount, toy and office supply stores nationwide from August 2006 through December 2006 for between $20 and $50. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should unplug these boomboxes immediately, and contact the firm for information on returning the recalled units and receiving a refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Coby Electronics Corp. at (800) 524-9219 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at [Source]

Coby Electronics USB/MP3/CD Digital Boomboxes Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date04/24/2007
Recall ID3601
Recall Number07165
Product TypeRadios & Music Players
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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