About 8,900 Coby 32-inch flat screen televisions have been recalled by Coby Electronics Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong. n electronic component can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves black Coby 32-inch flat screen televisions with 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 and Coby is printed on the front. Coby USA is out of business. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received reports of six incidents involving the televisions overheating, smoking or catching fire. One incident involved a television catching on fire and scorching a wall. Another involved a fire that was limited to the television. No injuries have been reported.
The televisions were sold at ABC Warehouse, Fry’s Electronics, h.h. gregg, Nebraska Furniture Mart, P.C. Richard & Son, Sears/Kmart, Toys R Us and online at BestBuy.com, dealtree.com, techliquidators.com and bestbuy.dtdeals.com, and other stores and sites nationwide, from August 2011 through November 2013 for between $170 and $260. Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled televisions and contact the participating retailer where their television was purchased for instructions on the remedy available from that retailer, which could be a refund, store credit, gift card or replacement TV.
The U.S. company is out of business so eight retailers have stepped up to voluntarily recall the televisions. The remedy and terms vary between the retailers. ABC Warehouse: Toll-free at 855-510-0070 or www.abcwarehouse.com for more information. Best Buy: 800-566-7498 or www.BestBuy.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. Fry’s Electronics: Toll-free at 877-688-7678 or www.frys.com for more information. h.h. gregg: Toll-free at 888-723-7385 or www.hhgregg.com for more information. Nebraska Furniture Mart: 800-359-1200 or www.nfm.com for more information. P.C. Richard & Son: Toll-free at 866-312-4493 or www.pcrichard.com for more information. Sears/Kmart: Toll-free at 888-852-3571 or www.sears.com or www.kmart.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. Toys R Us: 800-869-7787 or www.toysrusinc.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Eight-Retailers-Recall-32-Coby-Flat-Screen-Televisions/.
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