Toshiba recalls AC adapters sold with portable DVD players due to burn hazard

October 10, 2007

Toshiba recalls AC adapters sold with portable DVD players due to burn hazardToshiba has recalled AC adapters sold with portable DVD players, as they may overheat when they fail, causing a burn hazard, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The company has received four reports of minor damage to the bottom of DVD players in Japan and another two reports in US. However, no injuries have been reported in either country, a Toshiba spokesman said.

The affected adapter can be identify by the text “Toshiba” and “ADPV16” found on its side, while the portable Toshiba DVD player has “Toshiba”, “Model SD-P1600”, and the serial number on a rating label on the bottom of the DVD player.

Toshiba sold roughly 328,000 DVD players between 2005 and 2007 around the world, including 73,554 units in Japan and another 142,000 in US.

Consumers with the affected model should stop using the AC adapter immediately and contact Toshiba Customer Solutions for a replacement adapter, the company said.

The Commission posted some photographs of the recalled product on its Web site.

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