The defective product lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION
remind the public of a recent, voluntary product recall on the part of
eight (8) retailers involving 32" Coby Flat Screen Televisions due
to associated fire and burn hazards. This product recall was affected
in conjunction and cooperation with the United States Consumer Products
Safety Commission ("CPSC"). As a reminder, consumers should
cease using these products immediately - unless otherwise instructed -
and bear in mind additionally that it is a federal crime to sell or otherwise
attempt to resell a recalled, consumer product.
The product defect associated with these various, Coby 32-inch flat screen
televisions involves an electronic component which can fail, catch fire
and thereby cause to ignite nearby items, posing a substantial risk of
fire and burn injury hazards.
The U.S. Coby company is out of business so the eight (8) retailers have
naturally stepped up their efforts to voluntarily recall this product
because they are within the chain of distribution of the subject product
for purposes of strict products liability. Accordingly, retailers, Best
Buy, Sears, Kmart and Toys R Us, amongst others, are voluntarily recalling
the more than 8,900 such units currently in distribution within the continental
For product identification purposes, this consumer product recall involves
(black) Coby 32-inch flat screen TVs with the following model numbers
and serial numbers:
- Model Number TFTV3229
- Serial Numbers commencing with "LG" and having "M07"
or "M10" within the 9, 10 and/or 11 position of these serial numbers.
The model and serial numbers can be located on a printed label near the
back of these televisions, and importer/distributor "Coby" is
printed on the front of the televisions. As referenced, Coby USA has declared
The Consumer Products Safety Commission has already received reports of
six (6) incidents involving the televisions smoking, sparking, overheating
or otherwise catching on fire, and one such incident involving the television
catching fire caused extensive property damage.
The U.S. CPSC advises consumers to immediately turn off and de-energize
these recalled units and to contact the participating, recalling retailers
wherein these televisions were purchased for instructions on the applicable
remedy. As the importer/distributor Coby has declared bankruptcy and is
now out of business, the retailers, themselves, are providing the remedy.
These various remedies and terms appear to vary as between the retailers.
These recalled products were sold at Nebraska Furniture Mart, P.C., Fry's
Electronics, ABC Warehouse, h.h. gregg, Sears/Kmart, Toys R Us, Richard
& Son, as well as online at BestBuy.com, dealtree.com, techliquidators.com
and other such similar online retail stores and nationally, from approximately
August of 2011 through November of 2013. These various units sold retail
for between $170 and $260. Importer Coby USA (distributor) is out of business
while Coby Electronics Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong remains active. These recalled
products were manufactured in China.
For serious product liability and burn injury cases and claims it is critical
to retain a law firm with extensive experience in fire cause and origin
analysis, forensic and related evidentiary issues to maximize the value
of your claim. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury, please
contact the experienced product liability lawyers at SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW
CORPORATION today for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.
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