Recall: Etón Portable Radios Recalled, Batteries Pose Fire Hazard

June 7, 2006
Release #06-180
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 872-2228
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Etón Portable Radios Recalled, Batteries Pose Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

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.

Incidents/Injuries: Etón has received one report of a battery overheating. No injuries have been reported.

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.

Manufactured In: India

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

Picture of Recalled Radio