Recall reminder: Rechargeable Batteries sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players
On 2010-04-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall reminder regarding Rechargeable Batteries sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2007 for about $140 to $275. It was originally recalled on 2008-10-08.
Instance(s) of major property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 945-2629
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What is the problem?
The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of major property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves Coby DVD/CD/MP3 players with product numbers TF-DVD 1020 and TF-DVD 8501. "Coby" is printed on the front cover and the product number is on the bottom of the unit. The serial numbers on the recalled rechargeable batteries are printed on a label on the following batteries:
|Product Number||Serial Number||Description|
|TF-DVD 1020||DG240043D503000001-1006||Swivel screen|
|TF-DVD 8501||Begin with "HY"||8 1/2 inch screen|
These items were sold new+ at Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide. The TF-DVD 1020 units were sold from May 2007 through July 2008 for about $168.The TF-DVD 8501 units were sold from January 2007 through September 2009 for between $140 and $275.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the 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.
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 www.cobyusa.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Coby Electronics has received 22 reports of the battery overheating. Eighteen additional incidents of the battery overheating in the TF-DVD 1020 model, 17 of which resulted in property damage ranging from minor up to $9,650. No additional incidents have been reported for the TF-DVD 8501 model.
+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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