We’ve all seen Coby wares in the local drug or discount over the years, but the brand finally bit the dust last year. As we reported, a liquidator picked up the IP from the company, but assumed none of the outstanding warranties or liability. And that’s probably good news for the liquidator, since a model that has been on the shelves for years is now being recalled due to its potential to catch on fire. The Consumerist details how to tell if you have an affected set.
How can you identify a recalled TV? The sets are black flat panels with a 32″ screen. The model number is TFTV3229, and serial numbers of recalled sets begin with LG and have M07 or M10 in the 9th, 10th and 11th position of the serial number. The affected TVs were sold between August 2011 and November 2013.
The good news is that some retailers are still taking measures to get the Coby TVs out of people’s houses before something unfortunate happens. If you didn’t buy your Coby TV from one of the below retailers, give your retailer a call anyway to keep your chestnuts from roasting on a Coby television fire. Hopefully you still have the receipt, because without it, even the big names may not be willing to take the TV back.
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