Eton Portable Radios Recalled, Batteries Pose Fire Hazard
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: Eton E1XM-Model AM/FM/SW/XM-Ready Radios
Units: About 1,700
Manufacturer: Eton Corp., of Palo Alto, Calif.
Hazard: The battery in this radio can overheat and possibly rupture when using the AC adapter, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Eton has received one report of a battery overheating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The E1XM-model AM/FM/SW/XM-ready radios that are included in the recall have serial numbers from 3,067 through 5,642. The serial number is listed underneath the flap on the back of the unit. The Eton logo is located on the bottom left-hand corner of the unit. The XM radio logo and "e1" are written in the upper right corner of the radio. The unit is silver, and measures about 13-inches wide by 7.5-inches high by 2.5-inches deep.
Sold at: Electronic stores and catalog, and on-line retailers from November 2004 through February 2006 for about $500.
Manufactured In: India
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled radios immediately, and call Eton Corp. for a refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For more information call Eton Corp. at (800) 872-2228 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Website at www.etoncorp.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06180.html