Clarion Expands Recall of Vehicle Navigation and Entertainment System Batteries Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: N.I.C.E. P200 Navigation and Entertainment Systems
Units: About 1,500 additional units (about 2,500 were recalled in December 2006)
Distributor: Clarion Corp. of America, of Cypress, Calif.
Manufacturer: Kiryung Electronics of Seoul, South Korea
Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries in these units can melt or overheat posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Clarion has received 15 reports of the units melting or overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The N.I.C.E. P200 is a black portable navigation and entertainment device that can be attached to a vehicleâ€™s windshield. The device has a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor and contains one lithium battery. â€śClarionâ€ť and â€śN.I.C.E. P200â€ť are printed on the device. â€śClarion NAVBATTERYâ€ť is printed on the battery. The recall includes any N.I.C.E. P200 in which batteries were previously replaced.
Sold at: Car audio and mobile electronics stores nationwide from May 2006 through August 2007 for a suggested retail price of $800.
Manufactured in: South Korea
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Clarion Corp. for a full refund, information on returning the product, and a postage paid envelope to return the product.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Clarion Corp. at (800) 347-8667 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the firmâ€™s Web site at www.clarion.com