Recall: Batteries in Clarion N.I.C.E. P2 Navigation and Entertainment Systems
On 2006-12-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Batteries in Clarion N.I.C.E. P2 Navigation and Entertainment Systems due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2006 for about $900.00.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Kiryung Electronics global positioning system (gps) recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the GPS / Navigation Systems category in 2006.
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What is the problem?
The lithium-ion batteries in these units can melt or overheat posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The N.I.C.E. P200 is a black portable navigation and entertainment device that can be attached to a vehicles windshield. The device has a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor and contains one lithium battery. Clarion; and N.I.C.E. P200; are printed on the device. Clarion NAVBATTERY,; Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery,; and Made in Korea; are printed on the battery. Only N.I.C.E. P200 units with serial numbers ending in UE; or UF; are affected by this recall. The serial number is located on a white label on the back of the device.
These items were sold new+ at Car audio and mobile electronics stores from May 2006 through December 2006 for about $900.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Clarion Corp. to receive a free replacement battery and a postage-paid envelope to return the recalled battery.
For more information, contact Clarion Corp. at (800)347-8667 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.clarion.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Clarion has received four reports of the unit melting or overheating. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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