May 27, 2017

Recall:Coby Electronics Rechargeable Batteries Sold with Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Rechargeable Batteries sold with portable DVD/CD/MP3 players

Units: About 13,000

Importer: Coby Electronics Corp., of Lake Success, N.Y.

Hazard: The rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Coby Electronics has received four reports of batteries overheating, three of which resulted in minor property damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves batteries with serial numbers listed below sold with the TF-DVD 1020 portable DVD/CD/MP3 players. The battery’s serial number can be found on a white sticker affixed to it. The product looks like a small laptop computer and has a 10” swivel TV screen. “COBY” is written on the front cover and under the screen. “TF-DVD 1020” can be found on the bottom of the unit.

Recalled Batteries Serial Number Ranges:
DG240043D503000001-1006
DG240006D503000001-400
DG240039D603000001-3000
DG240111D603000001-2000
DG240143D602000001-3000
DG240106D602000001-2000
DG240106D702000001-2000
DG240183D942000001-100
DG240071DB02000001-1400
DG240115D702000001-2500

Sold at: Discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide. The TF-DVD 1020 units containing the recalled batteries were sold from May 2007 through July 2008 for about $168.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the “TF-DVD 1020” players with the recalled batteries and contact the firm to arrange for a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled batteries from the unit, consumers can continue to use it with the AC or DC power adapter.

Consumer Contact: 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 http://cobyusa.com

Comments

  1. Roy J Champeau says:

    Hi,

    I have a Coby model # TF-DVD 1020 with a battery number
    DG240143D702001032 for recall. I called 1-800-681-2629 about the call and was told the unit should work with out the battery on AC power but, when I turn the unit on all I get is sound and no picture. I was also told to call 1-866-945-2629 a recall hot line and it should be open until 8pm ET. I called at 5:30 CT. I found out that there open times are 8am to 5pm ET.

    Thank You,

    Roy J Champeau