The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary Toshiba recall of certain AC adapters included as accessories with some Toshiba DVD players. The adapters are being recalled over concerns related to overheating and burn hazards. Consumers should stop using these adapters immediately. The following product information pertains to units affected by the recall:
“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.”
Previously on the DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog, we have posted articles related to:
- A Toshiba recall of notebook computer batteries
- Recalls.Gov — a website to help consumers access recall information
- Defective Sony laptop batteries affecting Dell and Apple notebooks
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