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Description: Coby Electronics Recalls Rechargeable Batteries Sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players 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 October 8, 2008 Release #09-004 Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 945-2629 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Note: This recall has been reannounced Coby Electronics Recalls Rechargeable Batteries Sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players 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: Rechargeable Batteries sold with portable DVD/CD/MP3 players Units: About 13,000 Importer: Coby Electronics Corp., of Lake Success, N.Y. Hazard: The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Coby Electronics has received four reports of batteries overheating, three of which resulted in minor property damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves batteries with serial numbers listed below sold with the TF-DVD 1020 portable DVD/CD/MP3 players. The battery’s serial number can be found on a white sticker affixed to it. The product looks like a small laptop computer and has a 10” swivel TV screen. “COBY” is written on the front cover and under the screen. “TF-DVD 1020” can be found on the bottom of the unit. Recalled Batteries Serial Number Ranges: DG240043D503000001-1006 DG240006D503000001-400 DG240039D603000001-3000 DG240111D603000001-2000 DG240143D602000001-3000 DG240106D602000001-2000 DG240106D702000001-2000 DG240183D942000001-100 DG240071DB02000001-1400 DG240115D702000001-2500 Sold at: Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide. The TF-DVD 1020 units containing the recalled batteries were sold from May 2007 through July 2008 for about $168. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the “TF-DVD 1020” players with the recalled batteries and contact the firm to arrange for a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled batteries from the unit, consumers can continue to use it with the AC or DC power adapter. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coby Electronics toll-free at (866) 945-2629 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at TF-DVD1020 battery pack with white sticker and serial number [Source]

Coby Electronics Recalls Rechargeable Batteries Sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players Due to Fire Hazard

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Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date10/08/2008
Recall ID4901
Recall Number09004
Product TypeAdapter/Power Supply/Charger/Battery
HazardFire & Fire-Related Burn
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