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Flat screen TV recall: 9,000 TVs withdrawn, overheating reported in six cases

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A flat screen TV recall has been made this week after confirmation of a defective piece was discovered overheating and sparking threatening fires. The most recent updates assert that at least 9,000 TVs are part of this Coby electronics withdrawal, with overheating instances being reported in six cases, Christian Post shares this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

The flat screen TV recall was initiated for thousands of flat-screen televisions following some customer warnings that the set was overheating, and actual fires had been experienced by some as a major safety hazard. Just yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has verified that up to 9,000 of these TVs are part of the national recall due to an electronic component having an inherent defect that risks catching fire.

So far, continues the press release, six separate incidents have been reported, with Coby TVs overheating to such a degree that smoke or flames erupted from the console, notes the agency. Fortunately, no injuries have been associated with the potential threat, though the flat screen recall is meant to prevent anyone from becoming hurt. As of now, only several hundred TVs part of the massive forced withdrawal have been returned.

“With Coby Electronics now out of business, the flat-screen system is the black Coby 32-inch flat screen 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 with the company's name, Coby, printed on the front.”

The national agency has affirmed that a variety of retailers sold this defective TV, and that those who could pose a fire hazard to families were those sold within Aug. 2011 up to Nov. 2013, so please be wary, customers.

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