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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2005
Release #05-187
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

Units: About 116,000.

Manufacturer: Mintek Digital Inc. of Anaheim, Calif.

Hazard: The battery can overheat and explode while recharging, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: 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.

Description: 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.

Sold At: Electronic and department stores nationwide, including Best Buy, from September 2002 through January 2005 for between $200 and $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: 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


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