Rechargeable Batteries with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels Recalled

About 8,600 <"">Rechargeable Batteries, manifested by AMX of Richardson, Texas, and sold with MVP 5000 Series Wireless Touch Panels are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

A defect in the battery can cause the battery pack to overheat and rupture. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers. To date no incidents or injuries have been reported.

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 and 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”.
The recalled rechargeable batteries were sold by AMX dealers nationwide from May 2008 through October 2009 for between $2,400 and $4,200 and were manufactured in the United States and Mexico

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the touch panels and contact AMX for instructions on how to receive a replacement battery at no cost. AMX can be reached at (800) 222-0193 between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday; at the firm’s Web site at; or via email at using reference “XPX5000B.”

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