Low return rate leads to re-announcement of DVD player recall

Coby Electronics Corporation of Lake Success, NY has re-announced its voluntary recall of about 32,600 rechargeable batteries manufactured in China and sold with certain models of the company’s portable DVD/CD/MP3 players.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled rechargeable batteries can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Coby Electronics says it has received 32 reports of batteries overheating, including several reports of property damage ranging from minor to nearly $10,000.  However, there have been no reports of injuries related to the recalled batteries.

The company previously issued recalls for the rechargeable batteries in October 2008 and October 2009, and has re-announced the recall due to a lower than expected return rate by consumers.

The rechargeable batteries were sold with certain models of DVD/CD/MP3 players through discount, electronics, music, toy, office supply stores and distributors of electronic products nationwide from May 2007 through September 2009, at prices ranging from $168 to $275.

View the CPSC notice regarding the recall of rechargable batteries sold with Coby Electronics Corporation’s portable DVD/CD/MP3.