CPSC Recall: Rechargeable Batteries used for touch panels pose fire hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. AMX recalled rechargeable batteries used for touch panels in audio/visual systems.

CPSC alerts product liability lawyers- AMX recalled rechargeable batteries that pose a fire hazard.

Dallas, TX—AMX of Richardson, Texas and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov/ are voluntarily recalling rechargeable batteries sold with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels. The recall was announced after discovering the battery pack can overheat and rupture, as reported by the CPSC.

AMX has recalled about 8,600 rechargeable batteries after AMX was made aware that a defect can cause the battery pack to overheat and rupture, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers. At this time no incidents or injuries have been reported. The recall involves AMX 5000 series (MVP-5100, MVP-5150, MVP-5200i) wireless touch panels; the model numbers can be found on a label on the back of the product. The touch panels are used as remote controls in residential and/or commercial audio/visual systems, which are sold in black and white with a 5.2’ wide screen color LCD display. The dimensions of the touch panel are 4 3/4” x 7 9/16” x 13/16”. AMX dealers sold the product across the nation from May 2008 through October 2009 for retail price between $2,400 and $4,200. Consumers are advised to discontinue using the product immediately, and contact AMX for instructions on how to receive a replacement battery at no cost.

Consumers who need additional information, you can contact AMX at (800) 222-0193 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.amx.com, or email AMX at [email protected] and reference “XPX5000B.”

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.