Recall: Battery Packs Sold with Disney;-Brand DVD Players
On 2006-04-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Battery Packs Sold with Disney;-Brand DVD Players due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2005 for about $70.00 to $130.00.
About 100,000 units are involved in this McNair Technology dvd player recall. Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Electronics (Children's) category in 2006.
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What is the problem?
The battery packs sold with these DVD players can overheat and possibly burst when recharging, posing a risk of burns.
Instance(s) of injuries, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled product is the battery packs sold with Disney -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 Disney brand name.
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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 Memcorp'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 Memcorp's Website at www.disneyelectronics.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Memcorp has received 17 reports of batteries overheating, including three reports of minor skin irritations and three reports of minor property damage.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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