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"Recall Alerts"

12-12-2013

Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor
palynch@cozen.com
http://www.cozen.com

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Eight Retailers Recall 32” Coby Flat Screen Televisions Due to Fire and Burn Hazards


(1) EIGHT RETAILERS RECALL 32” COBY FLAT SCREEN TELEVISIONS DUE TO FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS

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 32-inch flat screen televisions.

Hazard: An electronic component can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumer Contact: The U.S. company is out of business so eight retailers have stepped up to voluntarily recall the televisions.



ABC Warehouse: Toll-free at (855) 510-0070 or
www.abcwarehouse.com for more information.

Best Buy: (800) 566-7498 or www.BestBuy.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Fry’s Electronics: Toll-free at (877) 688-7678 or www.frys.com for more information.

h.h. gregg: Toll-free at (888) 723-7385 or www.hhgregg.com for more information.

Nebraska Furniture Mart: (800) 359-1200 or www.nfm.com for more information.

P.C. Richard & Son: Toll-free at (866) 312-4493 or www.pcrichard.com for more information.

Sears/Kmart: Toll-free at (888) 852-3571 or www.sears.com or www.kmart.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Toys R Us: (800) 869-7787 or www.toysrusinc.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Eight-Retailers-Recall-32-Coby-Flat-Screen-Televisions/

Units: About 8,900

Description: This recall involves black Coby 32-inch flat screen televisions with model number TFTV3229 and serial numbers beginning with LG and that have M07 or M10 in the 9th, 10th and 11th position of the serial number. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the televisions and Coby is printed on the front. Coby USA is out of business.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received reports of six incidents involving the televisions overheating, smoking or catching fire. One incident involved a television catching on fire and scorching a wall. Another involved a fire that was limited to the television. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled televisions and contact the participating retailer where their television was purchased for instructions on the remedy available from that retailer, which could be a refund, store credit, gift card or replacement TV. Because the importer/distributor Coby USA is out of business, the retailers are providing the remedy. The remedy and terms vary between the retailers.

Sold at: ABC Warehouse, Fry’s Electronics, h.h. gregg, Nebraska Furniture Mart, P.C. Richard & Son, Sears/Kmart, Toys R Us and online at BestBuy.com, dealtree.com, techliquidators.com and bestbuy.dtdeals.com, and other stores and sites nationwide, from August 2011 through November 2013 for between $170 and $260.

Importer/Distributor: Coby USA is out of business

Manufacturer: Coby Electronics Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong

Manufactured in: China

To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Eight-Retailers-Recall-32-Coby-Flat-Screen-Televisions/



Coby 32 inch flat screen television





Coby television label with serial number





Coby television label serial and model numbers

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), palynch@cozen.com (e-mail), http://www.cozen.com. Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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