Eight U.S. retailers have announced a voluntary recall of Colby-brand 32-inch flat screen televisions manufactured in China.
According to a press release issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an electronic component in the recalled televisions can catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. The CPSC says that it has received six separate reports of televisions overheating, smoking or catching fire. However, there have been no reports of injuries.
The eight retailers that initiated this recall include ABC Warehouse, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, h.h. Gregg, Nebraska Furniture Mart, P.C. Richard & Son, Sears/Kmart and Toys R Us. The recall televisions were sold at these and other retailers nationwide from August 2011 through November 2013 for between $170 and $260.