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Coby TV recall: Fire hazard prompts recall, faulty component might allow refund

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A Coby TV recall is being used due to a faulty component that can cause a fire hazard is being handled by other retailers in place of Coby Electronics. Since the low-price company went out of business earlier this year, many of the stores that sold the discount TV models are now offering some form of compensation to customers over the prompted recall, the Consumerist announces this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

The Coby TV recall affects televisions manufactured by the now defunct Coby Electronics, which was known for producing low-price specials on gadgets. A liquidation firm may have claimed its assets after the business closed down a few months back, but failed to promise to take over its liabilities. With a TV model now posing a safety hazard with a faulty component threatening a fire risk, it’s highly recommended all users of this television return the device as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, with Coby Electronics gone, who will handle the recall? A total of eight well-known retailers that at one time possessed and sold the item have promised they would offer a refund of some sort, or at least a gift card in return for the faulty TVs.

“How can you identify a recalled TV? The sets are 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. Also, the affected products in the Coby TV recall were sold between August 2011 and November 2013. An information number on some of the retail refund sites and numbers:

ABC Warehouse: (855) 510-0070
Best Buy: (800) 566-7498 or and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
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

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