Recall: AMX Recalls Rechargeable Batteries Used with Touch Panels for Audio/Visual Systems Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
AMX of Richardson, Texas and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 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.
This recall involves AMX 5000 series (MVP-5100, MVP-5150, MVP-5200i) wireless touch panels. The model number can be found on a label on the back of the unit. These touch panels can be used as remote controls for residential or commercial audio/visual systems. AMX 5000 series touch panels are available in black or white and include a 5.2” wide screen color LCD display. The touch panel’s dimensions are 4 3/4” x 7 9/16” x 13/16”.
Name of Product: Rechargeable Batteries sold with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels
Units: About 8,600
Manufacturer: AMX, of Richardson, Texas
Hazard: A defect in the battery can cause the battery pack to overheat and rupture. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold by: AMX dealers nationwide from May 2008 through October 2009 for between $2,400 and $4,200.
Manufactured in: United States and Mexico
Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the touch panels and contact AMX for instructions on how to receive a replacement battery at no cost.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AMX at (800) 222-0193 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.amx.com, or email the firm at email@example.com and reference “XPX5000B.”