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Old 11-09-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers
should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise
instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see
CPSC's Web site at CPSC Home Page (http://www.cpsc.gov - broken link).)

(Logo: /www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO )

Name of Product: Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Players

Units: About 12,000

Importer: Coby Electronics Corp., of Maspeth, N.Y.

Hazard: The portable DVD/CD/MP3 players can overheat, posing a fire
hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Coby Electronics Corp. has received three reports
of the units overheating, one of which involved minor property damage from
a fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves two different portable DVD/CD/MP3
players:

PRODUCT MODEL NUMBER DESCRIPTION

5" TFT Portable DVD/CD/MP3 TF-DVD170 Product is spherical in
Player with TV Tuner and shape with a 5" TV screen
Digital AM/FM Tuner in front. The name "COBY"
is written above the
screen. The model number
can be found on the bottom
of the unit.

5.6" TFT Portable DVD/CD/MP3 TF-DVD176 Product is spherical in
Player and NTSC TV Tuner shape with a 5.6" TV
screen in front. The name
"COBY" is written above
the screen. The model
number can be found on the
bottom of the unit.


Sold at: Discount, electronics, music, toy, and office supply stores,
as well as distributors of electronics products, nationwide from May 2006
through October 2007 for between $140 and $170.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the portable DVD/CD/MP3
players and contact the firm for information on returning the units and
receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coby Electronics
Corp. toll-free at (877) 231-9240 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.cobyusa.com.
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