Retailers Recall TVs from Now-Shuttered Coby Electronics
Since Coby Electronics, Lake Success, N.Y., shut its doors and sold its assets over the summer, eight retailers voluntarily recalled one of its TVs that reportedly has caught fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, which issued the recall of the 32" Coby Flat Screen TV (select serial numbers of model number TFTV3229) Dec. 12.
The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the product, as "an electronic component can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards." Manufactured in China, 8,900 of these TVs were sold at numerous stores and online retailers nationwide from August 2011 through November 2013 for $170 to $260.
Six fire incidents of the TV overheating or smoking were reported. Two included the TV catching fire, and one of those resulted in a wall scorching as well. No injuries were reported.
Remedies may vary among retailers. The eight stores participating in the recall include:
ABC Warehouse, (855) 510-0070, www.abcwarehouse.com
Best Buy, (800) 566-7498, www.BestBuy.com
Fry’s Electronics, (877) 688-7678, www.frys.com
h.h. gregg, (888) 723-7385, www.hhgregg.com
Nebraska Furniture Mart, (800) 359-1200, www.nfm.com
P.C. Richard & Son, Toll-free at (866) 312-4493, www.pcrichard.com
Sears/Kmart, (888) 852-3571, www.sears.com, www.kmart.com
Toys R Us, (800) 869-7787, www.toysrusinc.com
For more information, visit www.cpsc.gov.