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Cobra Electronics recalls children's two-way radios with rechargeable batteries due to chemical burn hazard

Sold exclusively in Toys "R" Us stores
November 14, 2008 10:08:50 AM PST
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: Children's Two-Way Radios Units: About 8,000 Manufacturer: Cobra Electronics, of Chicago, Ill. Hazard: The rechargeable batteries in the radios can leak electrolyte, posing a chemical burn hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: 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. Sold by: Toys "R" Us Stores nationwide from August 2008 through September 2008 for about $30. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the two-way radios 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 for a free replacement product. Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Cobra Electronics toll-free at (888) 252-9889 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cobra.com

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