Rechargeable Batteries Sold With Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players Recalled

Date:
October 22, 2009
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Coby Electronics Corp.
The Danger:
The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Description:
This recall involves about 19,600 Coby DVD/CD/MP3 players with an 8-1/2-inch screen and product number TF-DVD- 8501. The rechargeable batteries sold with the DVD players have serial numbers that begin with "HY." The serial number can be found on a white sticker affixed to the battery. "Coby" is printed on the front cover and the product number is on the bottom of the unit.
Sold At:
Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide from January 2007 through September 2009 for between $140 and $275.
What To Do:
Immediately remove the recalled batteries from the unit and contact Coby Electronics to receive a free replacement battery. You can continue to use the DVD/CD/MP3 players with AC or DC power adapters. For more information, contact Coby Electronics toll-free at (877) 305-2629 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.cobyusa.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10019.html

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