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Feds: Coby TVs Recalled For Fire Risk
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Washington, D.C. (December 17, 2013) -
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling roughly 8,900 32-inch Coby flat-screen TVs because the sets could be a fire hazard, reports the Associated Press.

Coby USA, a division of Coby's Hong Kong company, no longer makes the sets, which were normally sold at prices lower than comparable name-brand TVs.. But the CPSC says there are at least six known incidents of the TVs overheating, smoking or actually catching fire, although no injuries have been reported.

Consequently, the federal agency has issued the recall warning, saying the sets' owners should contact their retailers for instructions on how to return them and be compensated for their loss. The CPSC also says consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the sets.

The sets that are being recalled, the AP writes, have the model number TFTV3229 and serial numbers that begin with LG
and have M07 and M10 in the 9th, 10th and 11th position of the serial number. The name, Coby, is printed on the front of the set. 

The agency says the sets were sold between 2011 and 2013 at such retailers as Best Buy, H.H. Gregg, Fry's Electronics, Toys 'R' Us, Nebraska Furniture Mart, ABC Warehouse, P.C. Richard and Son, Sears and Kmart.

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