The Coby TV recall to recently hit the news is the result of a potential fire hazard regarding an electronic component located within the TV. The Coby TV recall report indicates that the TV can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards. As reported by the Consumerist on Dec. 12, the manufacturer of the TV in question is Coby Electronics and the company is no longer in business.
Coby closed its doors in the summer of 2013 due to financial trouble. Gordon Brothers Group acquired some assets formerly owned by Coby Electronics. Gordon Brothers Group did not purchase liabilities such as customer warranties, Wikipedia writes.
Although Coby Electronics obviously won't be available to handle the TV recall, eight retailers that carried the TV have stepped up and will give those who purchased the faulty TV a refund or gift card.
The affected TVs in the Coby TV recall are the black flat panels with a 32″ screen. The model number is TFTV3229, and serial numbers of recalled sets begin with LG and have M07 or M10 in the 9th, 10th and 11th position of the serial number.
The faulty TVs were sold between August 2011 and Nov. 2013. If you think you may have purchased the Coby TV mentioned in the recall, the following list provides information from a few retailers who sold the TV.
ABC Warehouse: (855) 510-0070
Best Buy : (800) 566-7498
Fry’s Electronics : at (877) 688-7678
H.H. Gregg : (888) 723-7385
Nebraska Furniture Mart: (800) 359-1200
P.C. Richard & Son: (866) 312-4493
Sears/Kmart: (888) 852-3571
Toys R Us: (800) 869-7787
As the Consumerist notes, the aforementioned retailers aren’t the only ones that sold the TV and it is unclear if other retailers will honor the Coby TV recall and give consumers a refund.