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Safety Alert

Mohu Recalls Boomboxes Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Boombox

Hazard: The boombox can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Mohu toll-free at 855-446-6648 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.gomohu.com and click on "BeBox Recall" for more information.

Units: About 1,700

Description: This recall involves all models and serial numbers of the Mohu BeBox smart boombox with built-in Android touchscreen tablet. The unit is a black, portable speaker that measures approximately 13 inches in height, 19 inches in width, 5 inches in depth and weighs about 14.5 pounds. It included a power supply 18V@3.5A and 3.5mm shielded stereo auxiliary cable. The front surface is covered in a black, metallic grill and the back of the unit is black plastic. It features a small Mohu logo on the middle, lower front and an embossed Mohu logo on the middle, center back.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm reported one incident of a unit catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boombox, unplug it, keep it powered off and contact Mohu for a box and pre-paid return shipping label to send the recalled unit to Mohu for a full refund.

Sold at: Huppins audio store in Spokane, Wash., and online at amazon.com, gomohu.com and onecall.com from December 2015 through April 2016 for between $300 and $500.

Importer: GreenWave Scientific, Inc, of Raleigh, N.C. dba Mohu of Raleigh, N.C.

Manufactured in: China