Rechargeable batteries recall

October 23, 2009 8:59:36 AM PDT
About 19,600 rechargeable batteries sold with portable DVD/CD/MP3 players, made in China and imported by Coby Electronics Corp., of Lake Success, N.Y., because the batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The company has received 10 reports of batteries overheating, including eight reports of fires resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled products were sold at discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide from January 2007 through September 2009. Details: by phone at 877-305-2629; by Web at http://www.cobyusa.com and http://www.cpsc.gov.

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