Low-cost electronics manufacturer Coby Electronics has recalled its TF-DVD170 and TF-DVD176 portable video/music players after three of the products overheated and one caught fire.

“Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed,” according to a statement by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The Maspeth, N.Y. company sold 12,000 of the units at discount electronics, music, toy, and office supply stores as well as wholesale distributors, the CPSC said. They sold for $140 and $170 respectively.

The products were manufactured in China.

Coby is offering a full refund to all customers. For additional information, call them toll-free at 877-231-9240 or visit the their website at www.cobyusa.com.

The company recalled 15,000 MP-CD475 boomboxes in April for the same reason.

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