Flat-screen TVs produced by the Coby company are facing a recall, AP reported Thursday. The recall is over the risk of extreme fire danger A total of 8,900 Coby flat-screens are being recalled. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the TVs contain a component that can easily catch fire.
The CPUC says there were six cases of the TVs overheating, smoking or catching fire. In once incident, a TV caught fire and scorched a wall. Another involved a fire that was contained to the TV.
Model, serial numbers
The recalled TVs are black Coby 32-inch flat screens with the 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. The brand "Coby" is printed on the front.
Coby out of business, retailers step up
The Coby company is out of business, but the CPUC notes that ight retailers have stepped up to voluntarily recall the televisions. Note that the business is called Coby, not Colby.
Here's that retailer list from the CPUC:
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.
Toys R Us: (800) 869-7787 or www.toysrusinc.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Here more of the full statement from the CPUC
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coby USA is out of business
Coby USA is out of business
Coby Electronics Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong
The CPUC is asking any owners of the recalled Coby TV flat-screen TVs to report any new incidents involving the TVs here.