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Niles Recalls iC2, iRemoteTS Control Systems Due to Fire Hazard

Niles voluntarily recalls 2,270 iRemoteTS and iC2 remote control systems following complaints from two consumers.


Niles is recalling about 2,270 iC2 (above) and iRemoteTS control systems, saying it has received four reports of batteries falling out during handling that pose a fire hazard.
Steve Crowe · February 23, 2011

Niles Audio is recalling about 2,270 iRemoteTS and iC2 remote control systems due to a potential fire hazard.

According to a statement sent out by Niles and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Niles received two reports from consumers who had issues with the batteries in the Niles remotes.

One of the batteries ignited and singed a carpet, while the other produced smoked. Niles says, “If the battery falls from the remote control during handling, it can rupture and smoke or ignite, posing a fire hazard.”

Niles is recalling models of the iRemoteTS and iC2 that were sold through authorized dealers and distributors between Jan. 2008 and Sept. 2010—a total of 2,270 units.

Niles is contacting consumers who purchased the remote control systems to schedule an in-home repair to receive a replacement battery and a more secure battery cover.

“Niles decided to voluntarily work with the CPSC to recall the batteries because we care about having the best product possible in our customers’ hands,” says Niles president Mike Detmer. “The fact is no recall is a good recall, but we are serious about providing the best products and safe products to our customers.”

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Niles Audio iRemoteTS



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