Thursday, November 13, 2008
RECALL: Cobra Electronics Children's Two-Way Radios with Rechargeable Batteries Due to Chemical Burn Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, In co-operation with Cobra Electronics, today announced a voluntary recall of 80,000 Children's Two-Way Radios because the rechargeable batteries in the radios can leak electrolyte, posing a chemical burn hazard to consumers.
The recall involves two-way radios with the 300 mah CEL batteries. The walkie talkie style radios are made of pink plastic and come in purple packaging. Product number PR191-2VP is located on the front of the packaging and on the label inside the battery compartment. The batteries are standard AAA Nickle Metal Hydride battery cells with a black wrapper with the battery name 300 mah (CEL) with the date code (TF or RF) on the battery itself.
Parents are being asked to stop using the two-way radios immediately and contact the company for a free replacement and a 20% off coupon for a future purchase at www.cobra.com. If batteries have leaked on to the radio, do not touch the liquid, and contact the company toll-free at (888) 252-9889 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (M-F) or visit the firm�s Web site at www.cobra.com for a free replacement product.