June 7, 2006

Etón Portable Radios 

Name of Product: Etón E1XM-Model AM/FM/SW/XM-Ready Radios

Units: About 1,700

Manufacturer: Etón 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.

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 Etón 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.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled radios immediately, and call Etón Corp. for a refund or replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For more information call Etón 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 http://www.etoncorp.com/US/corp/press_room_detail.aspx?index=3&pressID=7&isNews=0