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Flat screen TV recall: 32-inch big screen TVs recalled over fire hazard

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A flat screen TV recall is in effect. Coby 32-inch big screen televisions were recalled due to a fire hazard warned the Consumer Product Safety Commission in a Dec. 13 eCanada news report. Thankfully, the 2013 Coby flat screen TV recall has not resulted in any known injuries at this time.

Coby televisions recalled involve a component that is defective and is prone to starting fires. So far, there have been six reports of the big screen TVs catching fire, overheating, and smoking. What's more, there is at least one report of a unit going up in flames and scorching an abutting wall.

Officials say the flat screen TV recall announcement only involves the 32-inch models (TFTV3229) with "serial numbers beginning with LG and that have M07 or M10 in the 9th, 10th and 11th position of the serial number."

The maker's name is on the front and the serial and model numbers are printed on the reverse side of the television on a black label.

Consumers in as many as 8,900 households should turn off the affected big screen model and unplug it from the wall. Next, they should contact one of eight retailers where they made the purchase.

They are:

· ABC Warehouse, (855) 510-0070 or www.abcwarehouse.com

· Best Buy, (800) 566-7498 or www.BestBuy.com

· H.H. Gregg, (888) 723-7385 or www.hhgregg.com

· Fry's Electronics, (877) 688-7678 or www.frys.com

· Toys R Us, (800) 869-7787 or www.toysrusinc.com

· Nebraska Furniture Mart, (800) 359-1200 or www.nfm.com

· Sears/Kmart, (888) 852-3571 or www.sears.com or www.kmart.com

· P.C. Richard & Son, (866) 312-4493 or www.pcrichard.com

The flat screen TV recall of Coby 32-inch models involved purchases (in-store or online) between August 2011 and last month.

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