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Coby TV Recall: Fire Hazard in Sets Sold Over Last 2 Years

Friday, 13 Dec 2013 07:05 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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One model of Coby Electronics TVs sold over the past two years is being recalled due to a fire hazard, but customers who have faulty sets will have to contact the retailer they bought it from because Coby is no longer in business.

According to The Consumerist, a recall has been issued for all Coby TV 32-inch models sold between August 2011 and November 2013. The affected TVs have the digits M07 or M10 in the ninth, 10th, or 11th position of the serial number.

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Some of the televisions reportedly contain a faulty component that could cause the set to catch fire.

Coby Electronics went out of business in August after struggling with severe financial problems and a contract dispute with fellow consumer electronics manufacturer, Philips. All of its assets were turned over to a big-name liquidation firm, but not its liabilities.

In its place, eight retailers have agreed to handle the TV recalls. Customers who have a recalled Coby TV may bring the set back to the retailer they purchased it from and are eligible to receive a gift card or some kind of refund, according to The Consumerist.

Customers are encouraged to contact one of these eight retailers:


ABC Warehouse: (855) 510-0070

Best Buy: (800) 566-7498 or and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Fry’s Electronics: at (877) 688-7678

h.h. gregg: (888) 723-7385

Nebraska Furniture Mart: (800) 359-1200

P.C. Richard & Son: (866) 312-4493

Sears/Kmart: (888) 852-3571

Toys R Us: (800) 869-7787

But those stores aren't the only ones that carried Coby Electronics, so it's likely that customers who bought the TV from a different retailer won't be able to return it.

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