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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 290-6064
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: Toshiba AC Adapters Sold with Portable DVD Players
Units: About 142,000
Distributor: Toshiba America Consumer Products LLC, of Wayne, N.J.
Hazard: The AC adapters can fail, causing the portable DVD player to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Toshiba has received two reports of minor damage to the bottom of the DVD player. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the AC adapter sold with the Toshiba portable DVD player Model SD-P1600. "Toshiba" and ADPV16 can be found on the side of the adapter. "Toshiba", Model SD-P1600, and the serial number can be found on a rating label on the bottom of the cabinet for the DVD player.
Sold at: Consumer electronics stores nationwide from January 2005 through April 2006 for between $200 and $230.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the AC adapters immediately and contact Toshiba Customer Solutions for a replacement adapter.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Toshiba Customer Solutions toll-free at (877) 290-6064 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/navShell.jsp?cf=Consumer_Notices
Toshiba AC Adapter Model Number ADPV16
Toshiba Portable DVD Player Model SD-P1600
Bottom of the Cabinet for the DVD Player
Rating Label on the Bottom of the Cabinet for the DVD Player
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