DVD Player Battery Recalled For Fire Hazard

By WBNG News

DVD Player Battery Recalled For Fire Hazard

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 27, 2010 at 6:20 PM EDT

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

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