The Consumer Product Safety Commission has re-issued a recall for rechargeable Batteries sold with the Coby Electronics Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Player.
About 32,600 of the units have been recalled.
The rechargeable batteries can overheat and cause a fire.
Coby Electronics has received 22 reports of the battery overheating.
Eighteen happened since the first recall.
The recall involves Coby DVD/CD/MP3 players with product numbers TF-DVD 1020 and TF-DVD 8501.
The serial numbers on the recalled rechargeable batteries are printed on a label on the following batteries:
TF-DVD 1020 DG240043D503000001-1006 Swivel screen
TF-DVD 8501 Begin with "HY" 8 ½ inch screen
The players were sold at discount, electronics, music, toy, and office supply stores.
The TF-DVD 1020 units were sold from May 2007 through July 2008 for about $168.
The TF-DVD 8501 units were sold from January 2007 through September 2009 for between $140 and $275.
You should immediately stop using the players with the recalled batteries and contact Coby Electronics to get a free replacement battery.
You can still use the players with the AC power adapter cord.
For additional information, contact Coby Electronics toll-free at (866) 945-2629 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cobyusa.com