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Portable DVD player battery recall

Portable DVD player battery recall

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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kvue.com

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 11:05 PM

 

If you have bought a portable DVD/CD/MP3 Player in the last two years you want to make sure you don’t have one that may overheat.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning it hasn’t had much luck getting 32,600 Coby Electronics Corp. rechargeable batteries returned so they are issuing the recalls again because they may overheat.

There were recalls issued in October 2008 and October 2009.

The company 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.

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

 

DG240006D503000001-400

 

 

DG240039D603000001-3000

 

 

DG240111D603000001-2000

 

 

DG240143D602000001-3000

 

 

DG240106D602000001-2000

 

 

DG240106D702000001-2000

 

 

DG240183D942000001-100

 

 

DG240071DB02000001-1400

 

 

DG240115D702000001-2500

 

TF-DVD 8501

Begin with "HY"

8 ½ inch screen

Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products sold them 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.

If you have one of these you should remove the battery and call (866) 945-2629 for a free replacement or you can get more information here.

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