|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2005
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Portable DVD player battery packs
Units: About 116,000.
Manufacturer: Mintek Digital Inc. of Anaheim, Calif.
Hazard: The battery can overheat and explode while recharging, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Mintek has received 10 reports of incidents, including nine cases of the battery pack overheating and/or catching fire and one report of the battery pack overheating and bursting.
Description: The recall involves battery packs used with the Mintek portable DVD players with a 7" (diagonal) screen and model number DVD-1710. "Mintek DVD-1710" is printed on the top and bottom of the unit. The DVD player is silver and grey colored and the battery pack is silver with a nameplate on the bottom that is marked RB-LiP01 or RB-LiP02.
Sold At: Electronic and department stores nationwide, including Best Buy, from September 2002 through January 2005 for between $200 and $300.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: The company is out of business and a remedy is no longer available. Please discard the battery pack appropriately. The product may still be used on AC power.
Consumer Contact: The company is out of business. Please discard the battery pack appropriately. The product may still be used on AC power.
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