Coby TVs Recalled for Fire Risk

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Coby TelevisionWe’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

Via:[The Consumerist]

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  • http://facebookorgmail edward brantley

    I want to know for my family safty and mine if the samsung flat screen is a fire hazzard also?

  • Jeff Kleist

    No, just this one particular TV

  • cindy

    Coby Model TFDVD3295 just caught fire if you know of any problems or someone who has one please share. Coby Model TFTV3229 were recalled for the same thing. Coby is out of business and most retailers are stepping up to help consumers, i have to call our retailer tomorrow it better be good news or it won’t be nice. So thankful we were home tonight.

  • donna Jenkins

    I have a colby with serial beginning with LG but it doesnt have the m10 or 7 or 9 does that mean its not a hazard?

  • Jeff Kleist

    Grateful your family is safe. Was it on or did it just erupt out of nowhere?

  • Jeff Kleist

    I really can’t say, I’m trying to keep it to the facts. It appears to be one part that may have been used in multiple models. I don’t want to panic people. If you’re worried, unplugging it when not in use should gelp