NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Information and Public Affairs |
Washington, DC 20207
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
April 13, 2006
|Firmâ€™s Recall Hotline: 800-326-0315 |
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Memcorp Inc. Recall DisneyÂ®-Brand Personal DVD Players Due to Burn HazardWASHINGTON, 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.
Name of Product: Battery Packs Sold with DisneyÂ®-Brand DVD Players
Units: About 102,000
Battery Manufacturer: McNair Technology Co. Ltd., of China, and Unitech Battery Ltd., of China
Distributor: Memcorp Inc., of Weston, Fla.
Hazard: The battery packs sold with these DVD players can overheat and possibly burst when recharging, posing a risk of burns.
Incidents/Injuries: Memcorp has received 17 reports of batteries overheating, including three reports of minor skin irritations and three reports of minor property damage.
Description and Models:
The recalled product is the battery packs sold with DisneyÂ®-brand personal DVD players. The DVD players are about 6.5-inches by 5.5-inches with a 3-inch screen display. They were sold in five styles with a corresponding model number. The model number is written on the back of the unit, under the viewing stand and below the DisneyÂ® brand name.
DVD StyleModel Number
Manufactured in: China
Sold at: Discount and electronics stores nationwide, and at Disney theme parks and through the Disney catalog from April 2005 through March 2006 for between $70 and $130.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the battery pack supplied with these DVD players immediately and contact Memcorp for a replacement rechargeable battery pack.
For more information, call Memcorpâ€™s customer service department at (800) 326-0315 between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or visit Memcorpâ€™s Website at http://disney2.memorexelectronics.com/recall.php