Safety Alert Number 0711096

Coby Electronics Recalls DVD/CD/MP3 Players Due to Fire Hazard

Release #08-076

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 231-9240
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

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:

5" TFT Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Player with TV Tuner and Digital AM/FM Tuner TF-DVD170
Product is spherical in shape with a 5" TV screen 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 Player and NTSC TV Tuner TF-DVD176
Product is spherical in 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

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