Mintek Recall Hotline: (866) 709-9500
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
CPSC, Mintek Digital Inc. Announce Recall of Portable DVD Player Batteries
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.
Name of Product:
Portable DVD player battery packs
Mintek Digital Inc. of Anaheim, Calif.
The battery can overheat and explode while recharging, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.
Mintek has received 10
reports of incidents, including nine cases of the battery pack
overheating and/or catching fire and one report of the battery pack
overheating and bursting.
The recall involves battery
packs used with the Mintek portable DVD players with a 7” (diagonal)
screen and model number DVD-1710. “Mintek DVD-1710” is printed on the
top and bottom of the unit. The DVD player is silver and grey colored
and the battery pack is silver with a nameplate on the bottom that is
marked RB-LiP01 or RB-LiP02.
Electronic and department stores
nationwide, including Best Buy, from September 2002 through January
2005 for between $200 and $300.
Consumers should stop using and stop
recharging the battery pack immediately and contact Mintek Digital for
a free replacement battery. Consumers can continue to use the DVD
player, with the AC power adapter and not the battery pack, until they
receive a replacement battery pack. Consumer Contact:
Contact Mintek Digital toll-free at (866) 709-9500 anytime or visit the company’s Web site at www.mintekdigital.com
. Consumers also can contact the company by mail at Mintek Digital Inc, 4915 E. Hunter Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807