Eleven Retailers Recall Coby Flat Screen Televisions That Pose a Fire Hazard
Eleven U.S. Retailers are recalling an estimated 8,900 Coby 32-inch flat screen televisions. An electronic component can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards.
This recall, which was originally announced in December 2013, 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, so the following eleven retailers have stepped up to voluntarily recall these defective televisions: Best Buy, Sears/Kmart, h.h. Gregg, Toys R Us, ABC Warehouse, Fry's Electronics, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Home at Five, Montgomery Ward, Seventh Avenue, and P.C. Richard & Son.
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.
The Coby televisions affected by this recall were sold at the above mentioned retailers and other stores nationwide from August 2011 through November 2013.
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.
Since Coby USA is out of business, the above mentioned retailers are providing the remedy. The remedy and terms vary between the retailers.