|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 524-9219
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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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 www.cobyusa.com
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